PURVIS, George (1680-1741), of Darsham, Suff.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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21 Jan. 1732 - 8 Mar. 1741

Family and Education

b. 27 July 1680, 1st s. of George Purvis of Darsham by Margaret, da. of George Dakins, wid. of one Berry, bro. of Adm. Sir John Berry. m. 3 Feb. 1712, Elizabeth Allen of Yoxford, Suff., 3s. 1da. suc. fa. 1715.

Offices Held

Capt. R.N. 1709; commr. of the navy 1735-d.


Purvis was the protégé of Sir Charles Wager, under whom he served in the West Indies and at Gibraltar and after whom he named his eldest son. Returned for Aldeburgh, where he managed the Admiralty interest, he voted with the Government in all recorded divisions till his death 8 Mar. 1741.

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: Romney R. Sedgwick