CRISP, Charles (c.1680-1740), of Dornford, Oxon.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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27 Oct. 1721 - 1722

Family and Education

b. c.1680, 2nd s. of Sir Nicholas Crisp, 2nd Bt., of Hammersmith and Squerryes, Westerham, Kent by Judith, da. of John Adrian, London merchant. m. 21 Apr. 1714, his cos. Anne, da. and h. of Sir Thomas Crisp of Dornford, s.p. suc. w. at Dornford 1718; a nephew as 5th Bt. 1 June 1730.

Offices Held

Sheriff, Oxon. 1715-16.


Crisp’s grandfather, Sir Nicholas Crisp, 1st Bt., a rich merchant, opened up the trade with Africa, building ‘forts, castles and factories there’, which at the Restoration were confiscated and vested in the Royal African Company. All attempts on the part of his descendants to get compensation failed.1 Returned for Woodstock on the interest of the Duchess of Marlborough in 1721, he was defeated in 1722. He died 9 July 1740.

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: Eveline Cruickshanks


  • 1. F.A. Crisp, Crisp Colls. iv. 2-4.