RUSH, Samuel (c.1670-1725), of the Park, Southwark, Surr.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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31 Jan. - 3 May 1715

Family and Education

b. c.1670, 1st s. of Samuel Rush of Clapham, Surr., vinegar distiller, by Hannah, da. of Ralph Creffield of Colchester. m. (1) Elizabeth, da. of William Brown of London, leather seller, at least 2s. 2da.; (2) Martha, da. of William Clark of London, brewer, at least 3s. 2da.1 suc. fa. 1711.

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Samuel Rush, a vinegar distiller, whose grandfather, William Rush of Colchester, had started the family business of vinegar making in Castle Street, Southwark, in 1641,2 was returned in 1715 as a Tory for Shaftesbury, where he was a stranger, but was unseated on petition. He was also unsuccessful at Colchester in 1715 and Southwark in 1722. He died 13 Mar. 1725.

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: R. S. Lea


  • 1. Manning and Bray, Surr. iii. 366-7; Morant, Essex, ii. 300-1.
  • 2. VCH Surr. ii. 398.