ESSINGTON, John (1689-1729), of Wandsworth, Surr.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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1727 - 29 Apr. 1728

Family and Education

bap. 8 Dec. 1689, 4th s. of Peter Essington of Wandsworth, goldsmith of London, by his 1st w. Elizabeth. educ. I. Temple 1706. m. 10 Jan. 1713, Elizabeth Claphamson of Wandsworth, 3s. 8da.

Offices Held

Sheriff, Surr. 1724.


John Essington1 (not to be confused with the Member for Aylesbury 1710-15) was returned as a Whig at New Romney in 1727 with the Duke of Dorset’s ‘privity’.2 Unseated on petition, he died on 8 Apr. 1729, ‘in Newgate where he was imprisoned for debt’.3

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: A. N. Newman


  • 1. Misc. Gen. et Her. (ser. 5), v. 326-9.
  • 2. D. Papillon to Sir Philip Yorke, 1 Aug. 1727, Add. 35585, f. 71.
  • 3. Hist. Reg. 1729, p. 24.