GASCOIGNE, Joseph (d.1728), of Chiswick, Mdx. and Weybridge, Surr.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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1722 - 1 Sept. 1728

Family and Education

m., 2da.

Offices Held

Agent victualler for Port Mahon 1709;1 receiver gen. in Minorca 1712-d.2


Joseph Gascoigne was probably related to Joseph Gascoigne (d. 1685), chandler, of Chiswick, and Benjamin Gasoigne (d. 1731), also of Chiswick, father of Joseph and Sir Crisp Gascoigne, lord mayor of London in 1752. Holding a lucrative post in Minorca, he defeated the sitting Tory at Wareham, where he was a stranger, in 1722, standing as a government supporter. He was again successful in 1727 but no vote or speech of his has been recorded. In an undated letter to Sir Robert Walpole he thanked him for ‘the liberty you have been pleased to give me to write to you in favour of some of my Wareham people for to make them tidesmen or some other small places in the customs’.3 He was of Weybridge, Surrey, in June 1725, when he received a grant of arms. He died 1 Sept. 1728, administration being granted to his two daughters, Aline and Theodosia.

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: R. S. Lea


  • 1. Queen Anne's Navy (Navy Recs. Soc. ciii), 296.
  • 2. Cal. Treas. Bks. xxxi. 151.
  • 3. Cholmondeley (Houghton) mss 1200.