TUFNELL, John Jolliffe (1720-94), of Langleys, Essex

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

Family and Education

b. 27 June 1720, 1st s. of Samuel Tufnell, M.P., and bro. of George Forster Tufnell.  educ. M. Temple 1737; Corpus Christi, Camb. 1738.  m. 2 Apr. 1748, Anna, da. of William Meeke of Northallerton, Yorks.,1 4s.  suc. fa. 28 Dec. 1758.

Offices Held


Tufnell was returned for Beverley in 1754 after a contest. In Dupplin’s list of the House of Commons he appears under the heading ‘country gentlemen’, and was classed as a Government supporter. But nothing further is known about his conduct in Parliament. He did not stand in 1761.

He died 23 Sept. 1794. ‘He was one of the most wealthy commoners in England; the rental of his landed property in Essex and the north amounted to £18,000 per annum, and his ready money and stock in the funds is expected to amount to near £150,000.’2

Ref Volumes: 1754-1790

Author: John Brooke


  • 1. Add. 34560, ff. 250-1.
  • 2. Gent. Mag. 1794, ii. 869; Burke, L.G.