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Sir Thomas Saunders Sebright, 4th Baronet

Birthdate: (43)
Death: April 12, 1736 (43)
Immediate Family:

Son of Sir Edward Sebright of Besford, 3rd Baronet and Dame Anne Sebright-Lyttleton
Husband of Henrietta Sebright
Father of Sir John Sebright, 6th Baronet and Sir Thomas Sebright, 5th Baronet
Brother of Anne Sebright; Edward Saunders Sebright; Helen Sebright and Elizabeth Sebright

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About Sir Thomas Saunders Sebright, MP, 4th Baronet

Sir Thomas Saunders Sebright, 4th Bt.1

M, #174854, b. 11 May 1692, d. 12 April 1736

Last Edited=20 Jan 2013

    Sir Thomas Saunders Sebright, 4th Bt. was born on 11 May 1692.2 He was the son of Sir Edward Sebright, 3rd Bt. and Anne Saunders.1 He married Henrietta Dashwood, daughter of Sir Samuel Dashwood and Anne Smith. He died on 12 April 1736 at age 43.1
    He was Member of Parliament (M.P.) –36 Herts 1715.2 He lived Beechwood and Besford Court.2 He gained the title of  4th Baronet Sebright. He was Jesus College Oxford Doctor of Civil Law (D.C.L.) ) in 1732.2

Children of Sir Thomas Saunders Sebright, 4th Bt. and Henrietta Dashwood 1.Sir Thomas Saunders Sebright, 5th Bt.3 b. 1723, d. 1763 2.Lt.-Gen. Sir John Sebright, 6th Bt.+1 b. 19 Oct 1725, d. 23 Feb 1794

Citations 1.[S15] George Edward Cokayne, editor, The Complete Baronetage, 5 volumes (no date (c. 1900); reprint, Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 1983), volume II, page 4. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Baronetage. 2.[S37] Volume 3, page 3557. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S37] 3.[S3409] Caroline Maubois, "re: Penancoet Family," e-mail message to Darryl Roger Lundy, 2 December 2008. Hereinafter cited as "re: Penancoet Family."

Family and Education b. 11 May 1692, 1st f Sir Edward Sebright, 3rd Bt., of Besford, Worcs. by Anne, da. and coh. of Thomas Saunders of Beechwood. educ. Jesus, Oxf. 1705. m. Nov. 1718, Henrietta, da. of Sir Samuel Dashwood, M.P., ld. mayor of London, 2s. suc. fa. 15 Dec. 1702.

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Biography Sebright’s father, a Worcestershire baronet, acquired by marriage an estate in Hertfordshire, for which Sebright himself was returned soon after coming of age. He was one of the Members who were credited by the South Sea Company with stock without paying for it, while the South Sea bill was before Parliament in 1720.1 A high Tory, he voted against the Government in all recorded divisions, including that on the partial pardon of Bolingbroke, whom he detested for betraying the Pretender. In 1731 he introduced a bill to prevent the carrying of excessive weights on public roads, which was defeated on the third reading. He was one of the reputed Jacobites in the opposition list for a committee on frauds in the customs in 1733.2 A book collector, whose library is often referred to by Hearne, the antiquary, he continued to represent his county till his death, 12 Apr. 1736.

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754 Author: A. N. Newman Notes 1. CJ, xix. 573. 2. Mahon, Hist. of England (1858), ii. p. xxiii; Knatchbull Diary, 48; CJ, xxi. 704, 732; HMC Egmont Diary, i. 365

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Sir Thomas Saunders Sebright, MP, 4th Baronet's Timeline

May 11, 1692
October 19, 1725
Age 33
April 12, 1736
Age 43