ARCHER, Andrew (1659-1741), of Umberslade, Warws.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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1690 - 1698
28 Nov. 1705 - 1710
1713 - 1722

Family and Education

b. 2 Aug. 1659, 1st s. of Thomas Archer by Anne, da. of Richard Leigh of London. educ. Trinity, Oxf. 1678; I. Temple 1680. m. (lic. 15 June 1693) Elizabeth, da. of Sir Samuel Dashwood, ld. mayor of London, 3s. 4da.  suc. fa. 1685.

Offices Held

Commr. to inquire into the number and quality of H.M. forces in Spain and Portugal etc. 24 Oct. 1711.1


Andrew Archer, whose family had been seated at Umberslade since the reign of Henry III, was returned six times for his county, five of them without opposition. Classed at George I’s accession as a Tory who might often vote with the Whigs, he would not have been chosen to stand again for Warwickshire in 1715 but for William Bromley, who

in great compassion to his old friend Archer, would not let his son be put up in Warwickshire. He has undertaken for Mr. Archer to the gentlemen, that he shall be no more whimsical.2

He carried out his undertaking, voting against the Government in all recorded divisions, and speaking against the septennial bill.

He died 30 Dec. 1741.

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: Shirley Matthews


  • 1. Cal. Pat. 10 Anne, p. 163.
  • 2. HMC Portland, vii, 211.