DRAX, Thomas Erle (?1721-89), of Ellerton Abbey, Yorks. and Charborough, Dorset.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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7 Dec. 1744 - 1747
1747 - 26 Jan. 1748
1761 - 1768

Family and Education

b. ?1721, 1st s. of Henry Drax of Ellerton Abbey and Charborough. educ. Ch. Ch. Oxf. 19 Apr. 1740, aged 18. m. 16 Oct. 1754, Mary, da. of John St. John, 11th Baron St. John of Bletso, s.p.. suc. fa. 1755.

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Drax was brought in at Corfe Castle on the Bond interest at a by-election in 1744. Like his father a follower of the Prince of Wales, he voted with the Prince on the Hanoverians in 1746. At the general election of 1747 he and his father were returned but unseated on petition. He died December 1789.

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