ELWILL, Sir John, 4th Bt. (d.1778), of Englefield Green, Surr.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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1747 - 1768

Family and Education

o.s. of Sir Edmund Elwill, 3rd Bt., of Exeter, comptroller of the excise, by Anne, da. of William Speke of Beauchamp, Som. educ. Eton. m. 30 Nov. 1755, Selina, da. of Peter Bathurst of Clarendon Park, Wilts., wid. of Arthur Cole, 1st Baron Ranelagh [I], 1da. suc. fa. 2 Feb. 1740. His sis. Mary m. 16 May 1741, Richard Onslow, 3rd Baron Onslow.

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Elwill was returned by his brother-in-law, Lord Onslow, classed as a government supporter. In the 2nd Lord Egmont’s electoral survey, c.1749-50, he is described as a possible supporter of Frederick’s future government.

He died 1 Mar. 1778.

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: Romney R. Sedgwick