DEVEREUX, Hon. Price (1694-1748).

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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9 Jan. 1719 - 3 Oct. 1740

Family and Education

b. 9 June 1694, o.s. of Price Devereux, M.P., 9th Visct. Hereford, by Mary, da. of Samuel Sandys of Ombersley Court, Worcs. educ. Balliol, Oxf. 1711. m. (1) 3 Jan. 1721, Elizabeth (d. 26 Aug. 1735), da. and h. of Leicester Martin of Christchurch, Ipswich, Suff., s.p.; (2) 30 July 1740, Eleanor, da. of William Price of Rhiwlas, Merion., s.p. suc. fa. as 10th Visct. 3 Oct. 1740.

Offices Held

Sheriff, Brec. 1718-20.


Price Devereux’s father, who had inherited an estate at Vaynor, in Montgomeryshire, represented Montgomery Boroughs under William III and, as a peer, was lord lieutenant from 1711 to 1714. An uncompromising Tory, Devereux was returned on the interest of Watkin Williams Wynn at a by-election in 1719, voting against the Administration in all recorded divisions until he became a peer. In 1727 he was returned for Orford, where his father as lord of the manor had a strong interest, but chose to continue to sit for Montgomeryshire. He died 29 July 1748.

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Author: Peter D.G. Thomas