SMITH, James (?1681-?1734), of Black Torrington, Devon and Common Leigh, Som.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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30 Aug. 1715 - 1727

Family and Education

b. ?1681, s. of James Smith of Torrington, Devon. educ.Exeter, Oxf. 7 Apr. 1698, aged 16; I. Temple 1699.

Offices Held


Returned on petition as a Whig, Smith voted with the Government in all recorded divisions, except on the peerage bill, which he opposed. Reelected after a contest in 1722, he did not stand again, dying perhaps in 1734.1

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: Shirley Matthews


PCC 47 Bolton.

  • 1. Cal. Wills and Admons. in Court of Archdeacon of Taunton (Index Lib. xlva), 100.