MATHEWS, Thomas William (1711-68), of Llandaff Court, Glam.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1754-1790, ed. L. Namier, J. Brooke., 1964
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23 Dec. 1756 - 1761

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.

Offices Held


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.