COPLESTON, Thomas (1688-1748), of Bowden, Devon.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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4 Dec. 1719 - 19 Feb. 1748

Family and Education

bap. 25 May 1688, 1st s. of John Copleston of Bowden by Mary Reynell of West Ogwell, Devon. educ. M. Temple 1704. unm.

Offices Held

Clerk of quit-rents and forfeitures in Ireland 1730-d.


Copleston was a trustee of the estate of Samuel Rolle,1 whom he succeeded at Callington. A placeman, he voted with the Administration in every recorded division, except that on the Hanoverians in 1742, from which he was absent. In the Cockpit list of October 1742 he is put down under Sir William Yonge. He died 19 Feb. 1748.

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: Eveline Cruickshanks


  • 1. PCC 48 Shaller.