LIDDELL, Thomas (d.1718), of Bedford Row, London.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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1715 - 14 May 1718

Family and Education

o.s. of Robert Liddell (bro. of Sir Henry Liddell, 3rd Bt. M.P., of Ravensworth Castle, co. Dur.) by Priscilla, da. of William Kiffin, London merchant;1 educ. ?L. Inn 1699. m. Mary, and had issue.2

Offices Held


Returned as a Whig for Lostwithiel in 1715, Liddell spoke in favour of Ormonde’s impeachment in 1715 and for the septennial bill in 1716. A coal-owner, like his cousins, George and Sir Henry Liddell, 4th Bt., he was a member of the Tyneside coal lobby in the House.3

He died 14 May 1718.

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: Eveline Cruickshanks


  • 1. Hist. Reg. 1718, chron. p. 22; Surtees, Durham, ii. 213.
  • 2. PCC 120 Tenison.
  • 3. E. Hughes, North Country Life in 18th Cent. 293, 297.