SNEYD, Walter (1752-1829), of Keele Hall, Staffs.

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

Family and Education

b. 11 Feb. 1752, 1st s. of Ralph Sneyd of Keele Hall by Barbara, da. of Sir Walter Wagstaffe Bagot, 5th Bt.; gd.-s. of Ralph Sneyd, M.P.  educ. B.N.C. Oxf. 1769; M. Temple 1771.  m. 9 May 1786, cost. Hon. Louisa Bagot, da. of William, 1st Baron Bagot, 2s. 6da.  suc. fa. 10 Dec. 1793.

Offices Held

Sheriff, Staffs. 1814-15.


Sneyd was of an old Staffordshire parliamentary family, and his return for Castle Rising was arranged by his uncle Richard Bagot, whose wife, Frances Howard, grand-daughter of the 11th Earl of Suffolk, controlled one seat in the borough. Sneyd was classed in William Adam’s list of May 1784 as ‘Administration’. He voted with the Opposition on Pitt’s Irish propositions, 13 May 1785, but with Administration on the Regency, 1788-9. He is not known to have spoken in the House, nor did he stand again in 1790.

He died 23 June 1829.

Ref Volumes: 1754-1790

Author: Mary M. Drummond