COLEPEPER, Sir Thomas, 3rd Bt. (?1656-1723), of Preston Hall, nr. Maidstone, Kent.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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1705 - 1713
1715 - 18 May 1723

Family and Education

b. ?1656, o. surv. s. of Sir Richard Colepeper, 2nd Bt., of Preston Hall by his w. Margaret Reynolds. educ. Magdalen, Oxf. 15 June 1672, aged 15. m. Elizabeth, s.p. suc. fa. 1660.

Offices Held

Sheriff, Kent 1703-4.


Colepeper, whose family had been seated at Preston Hall since the time of Edward III, was returned for Maidstone as a Whig. He voted for the septennial bill in 1716, but in 1719 he was absent from the division on the repeal of the Occasional Conformity and Schism Acts, and voted against the peerage bill, on which he was put down by Craggs as to be spoken to by Lord Romney. Re-elected in 1722, he died 18 May 1723.

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: A. N. Newman