SNEYD, William (c.1693-1745), of Bishton, Staffs.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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24 Apr. - 10 Dec. 1718

Family and Education

b. c.1693, 1st s. of Ralph Sneyd of the Birches, Staffs. by Elizabeth, da. and h. of John Bowyer of Bishton. educ. Clare, Camb. 1710, M. Temple 1710, called 1719. m. 8 Oct. 1724, Susanna, da. and h. of John Edmonds, London merchant, of Hendon Place, Mdx. by Susanna, da. of Sir William Hedges, gov. of Bengal, 2s. 3da. suc. fa. 1729.

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Sneyd, whose grandfather had represented Newcastle-under-Lyme in James II’s only Parliament, was the cousin of Ralph Sneyd of Keele, M.P. Staffordshire 1713-15, who led the Jacobite riots in the county in 1715.1 In 1718 he was returned as a Tory for Lichfield but was unseated on petition. He died 11 Feb. 1745.

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: Eveline Cruickshanks


  • 1. Staffs. Parl. Hist. (Wm. Salt Arch. Soc.), ii(2), p. 221.