CRISP, Thomas (c.1690-1758), of Parbold, nr. Wigan, Lancs.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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1727 - 1734

Family and Education

b. c. 1690, 1st s. of William Crisp of Parbold by his w. Isabella. educ. M. Temple 1709. m. c. 1738, Mary, 1s. 1da. suc. fa. 1704.

Offices Held

Sheriff, Lancs. 1715-16.


Crisp, whose family had purchased Parbold c.1680, was recommended to be sheriff of the county in 1715 as ‘a person of known affection to his Majesty and his government’. In 1716-17 he petitioned the Treasury for compensation for loss of the sheriff’s profits (normally amounting to £800) as a result of the rebellion, receiving £1,284 in repayment, together with £475 ‘in consideration of his own extraordinary care, pains and diligence in the discharge of his office of sheriff’.1 In 1722 he was mentioned as a candidate for Wigan, but withdrew before the election.2 Returned as a Whig for Ilchester in 1727, he voted with the Administration on the civil list arrears in 1729, on the Hessians in 1730 and on the army in 1732, but with the Opposition on the excise bill in 1733 and the repeal of the Septennial Act in 1734. Defeated at Ilchester in 1734, he died 3 Apr. 1758, aged 68.

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: Eveline Cruickshanks


  • 1. Cal. Treas. Bks. xxxi. 482-6; Cal. Treas. Pprs. 1714-19, pp. 225, 299.
  • 2. Bull. Rylands Lib. xxxvii. 149-50.