HAYES, James (1715-1800), of Hollyport, Berks.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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12 May 1753 - June 1757
1761 - 1768
11 Feb. 1771 - 1774

Family and Education

bap. 27 Oct. 1715, 1st s. of James Hayes of Hollyport, receiver of the land tax for Berks. 1744-50, by Mary, da. of Richard Aldworth of Stanlake, Berks. educ. Eton 1725-34; M. Temple 1732, called 1740, bencher 1768; King’s, Camb. 1734, fellow 1737-50. m. 20 Mar. 1750, Jane, da. of James Croxton of Chester, 3s. 2da. suc. fa. 1750.

Offices Held

2nd justice of Anglesey 1761-78, c.j. 1778-93.


James Hayes, whose father and grandfather had also been barristers of the Middle Temple, was the ‘worthy friend and fellow collegiate’1 of George Proctor, M.P. for Downton, who died in 1751. He was brought in for Downton at a by-election as a supporter of the Administration by Anthony Duncombe, Lord Feversham, who made him an executor of his will and trustee for his children. He died 9 Sept. 1800.

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: R. S. Lea


  • 1. PCC 154 Busby.