OFFLEY, John (c.1717-84), of St. James's, Westminster.
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Family and Education
b. c.1717, 1st s. of Crewe Offley. educ. Grand Tour 1739. unm. suc. fa. 1739.
Surveyor of the King’s private roads 1756-7; groom of the bedchamber 1757-62.
John Offley, described by Lord Hardwicke as ‘a gentleman of a considerable estate’1 was returned for Bedford in 1747 on the Duke of Bedford’s interest, classed as a government supporter. A well-known gamester, he joined White’s in 1749, losing £1,300 in one night at play.2
He died 3 Apr. 1784, aged 66.