STRANGWAYS, John (?1688-1716), of Dewlish, Dorset.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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1 Feb. - 10 May 1715

Family and Education

b. ?1688, 3rd but 2nd surv. s. of Thomas Strangways, M.P., of Melbury, Dorset by Susanna, da. and h. of John Ridout; yr. bro. of Thomas Strangways, educ. L. Inn 1704; Hart Hall, Oxf. 19 Aug. 1706, aged 18. unm.

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While at Oxford in 1708, John Strangways accidentally shot and killed a friend with whom he was out shooting.1 Returned on his brother’s interest in 1715 as a Tory for Bridport, he was unseated three months later and died 5 May 1716.

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: R. S. Lea


  • 1. Luttrell, vi. 309.