PASKE, Thomas (c.1675-1720), of Much Hadham, Herts.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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1710 - 18 Sept. 1720

Family and Education

b. c.1675, 3rd s. of Thomas Paske of Much Hadham, fellow of Clare, Camb. educ. Clare, Camb. 1692, fellow 1698, LL.D. 1707. unm.

Offices Held

Advocate of court of arches, chancellor of the diocese of Exeter, and official of the archdeaconry of Lincoln.


Paske, an ecclesiastical lawyer, is described as ‘the favourite of the church party, by his great acquaintance as agent to Mr. Annesley and Mr. Windsor*’1, who jointly represented Cambridge University 1705-10. Succeeding Annesley as a moderate Tory, under George I he voted against the Government. He died 18 Sept. 1720, having been for some time in declining health.

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: Romney R. Sedgwick


  • 1. HMC Portland, iv. 605; v. 94.