ARCHER, Hon. Andrew (1736-78), of Umberslade, Warws.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1754-1790, ed. L. Namier, J. Brooke., 1964
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1761 - 19 Oct. 1768

Family and Education

b. 29 July 1736, o.s. of Thomas Archer, M.P., 1st Lord Archer, by Catherine, da. and coh. of Sir Thomas Tipping, 1st Bt. educ. Eton 1747-53; Trinity, Oxf. 1754. m. 23 July 1761, Sarah, da. of James West, 1s. d.v.p. 3da. suc. fa. as 2nd Lord 19 Oct. 1768.

Offices Held

Recorder, Coventry 1769- d.


Archer came of an old Warwickshire family with an interest at Warwick and Coventry. In 1761, when he faced a contest at Coventry, he reinsured himself by standing at Bramber, a borough rented by his father from Sir Henry Gough. Returned for both, he elected to sit for Coventry. In Parliament he was influenced by his father-in-law, James West, and followed Newcastle. Archer voted with the Opposition on the peace preliminaries, 9 and 10 Dec. 1762, and on general warrants, 6, 15, and 18 Feb. 1764; and was listed by Newcastle as a ‘sure friend’, to May 1764. He was classed by Rockingham, July 1765, as ‘doubtful’, but as ‘Whig’, November 1766, and he stayed with the Opposition till he left Parliament on succeeding to the peerage. There is no record of his having spoken in the House.

He died 18 or 25 Apr. 1778.

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Author: Mary M. Drummond