WHITE THOMAS, George (?1750-1821), of Yapton, Suss.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1754-1790, ed. L. Namier, J. Brooke., 1964
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1784 - 1812

Family and Education

b. ?1750, 1st s. of John White, member of the council of Montserrat and of St. Kitts, and afterwards of Chichester by Lydia, da. and coh. of Sir George Thomas, 1st Bt., of Yapton, gov. Leeward Is. 1753-66.  educ. Eton 1757; Trinity Hall, Camb. 1767; M. Temple 1768.  m. Frances, da. and event. h. of John Page of Watergate House, Suss., 1da.  suc. fa. 1776, and uncle Sir William Thomas, 2nd Bt., in Yapton estate Dec. 1777 and took name of Thomas after White 20 Jan. 1778.

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Thomas contested Chichester in 1784 on an independent interest opposed to the Duke of Richmond. In William Adam’s list he was classed ‘doubtful’. His first recorded vote was for parliamentary reform, 13 Apr. 1785; on Richmond’s fortifications proposals, 27 Feb. 1786, he voted against Pitt; but supported him over the Regency. Before 1790 he does not appear to have spoken in the House.

He died 24 June 1821, aged 71.

Ref Volumes: 1754-1790

Author: John Brooke