RASHLEIGH, Philip (1689-1736), of Menabilly, Cornw.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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1710 - 1722

Family and Education

bap. 13 July 1689, 1st surv. s. of Jonathan Rashleigh, M.P., of Menabilly by Jane, da. of Sir John Carew, 3rd Bt., M.P., of Antony, Cornw.; bro. of Jonathan Rashleigh. educ. Winchester. unm. suc. fa. 1702.

Offices Held

Recorder, Fowey 1714-d.


Philip Rashleigh came of a leading merchant family in Fowey, which they represented almost without interruption from 1586 until 1698 and continuously from 1727 until 1802. Returned for Liskeard as a Tory in 1715, he was absent from the divisions on the septennial bill in 1716 and on the Occasional Conformity and Schism Acts in 1719, but voted against the peerage bill. In 1715 a treasonable pamphlet addressed to him was seized in the post at Exeter on government orders,1 and in 1721 his name was sent to the Pretender as a Jacobite supporter.2 He did not stand in 1722, dying 12 Aug. 1736.

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: Eveline Cruickshanks


  • 1. E.W. Rashleigh, Hist. Fowey, 30.
  • 2. Stuart mss 65/16.