MATHEWS, Thomas William (1711-68), of Llandaff Court, Glam.
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Family and Education
b. 1711, o.s. of Thomas Mathews, M.P., by his 1st w. Henrietta Burgess of Antigua. educ. Ch. Ch. Oxf. 1728; M. Temple 1731; ?Leyden 1731. m. Anne, da. of Robert Knight of Congresbury, Som., 1s. 4da. suc. fa. 2 Oct. 1751.
As a young man Mathews served in the army, but resigned in 1747. Despite the hostile opinion of Sir Charles Hanbury Williams—‘he is a most disagreeable man and far from being popular’1—Mathews easily defeated Charles Van in 1756; yet in 1761 he retired from a contest with Sir Edmund Thomas some weeks before the election.
He died 25 June 1768.
Ref Volumes: 1754-1790
Author: Peter D.G. Thomas
- 1. Works, iii. 98.