SALUSBURY (formerly BRERETON), Thomas (d.1756), of Shotwick Park, nr. Chester

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1754-1790, ed. L. Namier, J. Brooke., 1964
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20 Nov. 1724 - May 1729
1734 - 9 Mar. 1756

Family and Education

b. after 1680, 3rd s. of Edward Brereton, saddler and innkeeper, of Chester by Mary, da. and coh. of John Fletcher, barber, of Chester.  m. (1) bef. 1714, Mary, da. of Henry Trelawny, M.P., of Whitley, Devon, 4s. 1da., (2) 1731 or 1732, Catherine, da. and h. of Salusbury Lloyd, M.P., of Shotwick Park, s.p.  suc. to estates of his fa.-in-law 1734, and took name of Salusbury.

Offices Held

Commr. of victualling 1729-54.


Salusbury was a man of humble birth who gained considerable electoral interest at Liverpool through a fortunate marriage. He became an agent of Sir Robert Walpole; and was rewarded with a place, which in 1754 he exchanged for a secret service pension of £500 per annum.  He died 9 Mar. 1756.

Ref Volumes: 1754-1790

Author: John Brooke