CALTHORPE, Reynolds (1655-1720), of Elvetham, Hants.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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1698 - 13 May 1701
1701 - 1702
1705 - 1708
12 Feb. 1709 - 1710
1715 - 12 Apr. 1720

Family and Education

b. 12 Aug. 1655,1 3rd s. of Sir James Calthorpe of Ampton, Suff. by Dorothy, da. of Sir James Reynolds of Castle Camps, Cambs. educ. Bury St. Edmunds; Caius, Camb. 1673; M. Temple 1675. m. (1) 11 Apr. 1681, his cos. Priscilla (d. 29 Aug. 1709), da. and h. of Sir Robert Reynolds, M.P., of Elvetham, Hants, solicitor-gen. and attorney-gen. to the Commonwealth, wid. of Sir Richard Knight of Chawton, Hants, 1s. d.v.p.; (2) spec. lic. 11 June 1715, Barbara, da. of Henry Yelverton, 1st Visct. de Longueville and 15th Ld. Grey of Ruthin, sis. of Talbot, 1st Earl of Sussex, 1s. 1da.

Offices Held


Reynolds Calthorpe’s father, who was knighted by Cromwell, came from the ancient family of Calthorpe of Cockthorpe, Norfolk. His brother-in-law, Sir Robert Reynolds, M.P. Hindon in the Long Parliament, bought the Elvetham estate which, on his death in 1678, passed to his daughter Priscilla, afterwards Reynolds Calthorpe’s 1st wife.2 By leasing the manor of Hindon from the bishop of Winchester the Calthorpes acquired an interest in the borough, which Reynolds Calthorpe represented as a Whig in several Parliaments under William III and Anne. His elder son also held one of the Hindon seats from 1713 till his death v.p. on 10 Apr. 1714. Returned as a Whig for Hindon in 1715, Calthorpe voted against the Government in all recorded divisions except on Lord Cadogan (see Cadogan, William). In ill-health during 1719, when he was treated by Sir Hans Sloane,3 he died 12 Apr. 1720.

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: R. S. Lea


  • 1. Gent. Mag. 1832, i. p. 110.
  • 2. VCH Hants, iv. 75.
  • 3. Sloane 4034, f. 289.