DILLINGTON, Sir Tristram, 5th Bt. (c.1677-1721), of Knighton, I.o.W.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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3 Mar. 1707 - 1710
22 July 1717 - 7 July 1721

Family and Education

b. c.1677, 3rd s. of Sir Robert Dillington, 2nd Bt., M.P., of Knighton by his 2nd w. Hannah, da. of William Webb of Throgmorton St., London. unm. suc. e. bro. Sir John as 5th Bt. 5 Mar. 1706.

Offices Held

Ensign 1 Ft. Gds. 1701; cornet 1 Drag. Gds. 1703, brevet capt. 1707, lt.-col. 17 Ft. 1708; capt. and lt.-col. Coldstream Gds. 1709, 2nd maj. 1717; gov. Hurst castle 1716-d.


In 1706 Dillington inherited the manor of Knighton, which had belonged to his family since 1563. He was returned for Newport by the Administration in 1717, voting with the Government in all recorded divisions. He died 7 July 1721.

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Author: Paula Watson