MASTER, Thomas (1744-1823), of The Abbey, Cirencester, Glos.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1754-1790, ed. L. Namier, J. Brooke., 1964
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1784 - 1796

Family and Education

b. 1744, 1st s. of Thomas Master, M.P., and bro. of Richard Master.  educ. Westminster; Oriel, Oxf. 1761.  m. 25 May 1769, Mary, da. of James Lennox Dutton of Sherborne, Glos., sis. of James Dutton, 1s. 2da.  suc. fa. 1749.

Offices Held

Sheriff, Glos. 1771-2.


Master came of an old Gloucestershire gentry family. In 1784 he was returned for the county on the Beaufort interest at the head of the poll. In William Adam’s list he is classed ‘doubtful’, and he voted against Pitt on the Irish commercial propositions, 13 May 1785; but with him on Richmond’s fortifications plan, 27 Feb. 1786, and on the Regency. There is no record of his having spoken in the House before 1790.

He died 12 May 1823.

Ref Volumes: 1754-1790

Author: John Brooke