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    MILBORNE, Clayton (aft.1676-1726), of Bloomsbury Square; St. Giles-in-the-Fields, Mdx. and Judde House, Ospringe, Kent

    Kent Constituency Dates Monmouth 1708 1715 Ofifces Held Conservator, Bedford level 1701–d. Biography The Beaufort nominee at Monmouth in three successive Parliaments, Milborne was not without strong local connexions of his own: his father, a London lawyer, was a younger

    JONES, Richard (bef.1679-1736), of Ramsbury, Wilts.

    Beaufort, persuading the Duke to back him against Robert Pitt* in Salisbury with the claim that ‘many of that corporation’ had ‘invited him’ to stand against Pitt. In seeking approval of this interference from Lord Treasurer Oxford (Robert Harley*),

    LEWIS, Thomas II (1685-1732), of St. Pierre, Mon.

    of his ‘cousin’ John Morgan II*, but Morgan’s efforts on his behalf foundered on the determination of the Duke of Beaufort, whose interest in the constituency was the more powerful, to maintain his own candidate. The following year Lewis took

    GUNTER, James (1676-1712), of the Priory, Abergavenny, Mon.

    (Thomas*) call to the Upper House in December 1711, Gunter applied to the Duke of Beaufort to support him in the consequent by-election for Monmouthshire. Beaufort placed his interest ‘at your service’, though at first without apparent enthusiasm. Then, as

    ARNOLD, John II (d.1433), of Winchester, Hants.

    certainly on firm ground when dealing with his close connexion with Henry Beaufort, which began before November 1402, when he was a member of the entourage of Beaufort, then bishop of Lincoln, for his voyage to Brittany to escort Henry

    MACKENZIE, Alexander (c.1683-1755), of Fraserdale, Inverness.

    next 30 years Mackenzie continued his feud with Beaufort, created Lord Lovat in his own right in 1740. He recovered his financial position sufficiently to be able to lend money to Beaufort, who was even less competent in money matters

    MORGAN, John II (1671-1720), of Tredegar, Mon.

    Beaufort as an instance of the Morgan family seeking to ‘engross’ not only the parliamentary representation but political power in the county. Morgan may, however, simply have been responding to his uncle’s ambition or to a revival of the

    BURGH, John (1673-1740), of Troy House, Mitchel Troy, Mon.

    in his responsibilities on the Beaufort estates with the early death of the profligate 2nd Duke in May 1714 and the succession of his infant son. The control Burgh was able to exercise over the Beaufort demesne during the 3rd

    THYNNE, James (1644-1709), of Buckland, Glos.

    Lord Weymouth, as a possible Court candidate for James II’s abortive Parliament in 1688, and approved by the Duke of Beaufort (Henry Somerset†) as ‘a very honest gentleman’. He did not stand in the election to the Convention, but was

    WYNDHAM, Thomas (?1763-1814), of Dunraven Castle, Glam.

    the support of the aristocratic alliance headed by the Duke of Beaufort. In 1789, in anticipation of his own retirement, Edwin sought Beaufort’s support for his son Thomas, but Beaufort and his friends decided to back a naval absentee, the

    WHAPLODE, William (d.1447), of Chalfont St. Giles, Bucks.

    the episcopal estates of Cardinal Beaufort has not been ascertained, although he probably succeeded Richard Wyot in the office immediately after the latter’s death in 1431. Of course, he had long been known to Beaufort as a one-time member of

    HALL, Benjamin (1802-1867), of Abercarn and Llanofer Court, Mon.

    Ronald Craufurd Ferguson* sponsored his admission to Brooks"s, 17 Feb. 1829, and in June that year the 6th duke of Beaufort vainly recommended him to the duke of Wellington for a baronetcy, describing him as "a young man of considerable

    KEMYS, Sir Charles, 4th Bt. (1688-1735), of Cefn Mabli, Glam.

    of February 1712, was in opposition to the Beaufort interest. Withdrawal before the poll on that occasion did not, as he had hoped, win any favour from the 2nd Duke of Beaufort, who refused to recommend him in a second

    DUTTON, James (1744-1820), of Sherborne, Glos.

    Held Sheriff, Glos. 1779-80. Biography Dutton was returned for Gloucestershire as the candidate of the Beaufort interest. His first recorded vote was for Lowther’s motion against the war, 12 Dec. 1781. He did not vote in the divisions of February

    MASTER, Thomas (1744-1823), of The Abbey, Cirencester, Glos.

    Biography Master came of an old Gloucestershire gentry family. In 1784 he was returned for the county on the Beaufort interest at the head of the poll. In William Adam’s list he is classed ‘doubtful’, and he voted against Pitt

    SOMERSET, Lord Granville Charles Henry (1792-1848), of Troy, Mon. and 8 Clarges Street, Mdx.

    After Nicholl declined to stand at the February 1826 Oxford University by-election, Beaufort gave his interest to Thomas Bucknall Estcourt* for whom, perceiving his weakness, Somerset directed the Beaufort agents to secure every possible vote.[footnote] The Monmouthshire coroners entrusted their

    CHAUCER, Thomas (c.1367-1434), of Ewelme, Oxon.

    to Beaufort, who was obliged publicly to protest his loyalty to the King, while also begging Gloucester for his continued good lordship. Duke Humphrey had, no doubt, made it a precondition of his readiness to accept mediation that Beaufort should

    GEERS, Thomas (c.1643-1700), of Hereford.

    practice, and was named to the corporation in the new charter of 1682. In the following year the Duke of Beaufort (Henry Somerset) appointed him deputy steward of the borough, and he became a Welsh judge in 1685. Geers was

    POWELL, John (1645-1713), of Gloucester and the Inner Temple.

    years later became town clerk. At the general election of 1685 the freemen ignored the recommendations of the Duke of Beaufort, their high steward, and returned Powell instead of the duke’s son, Charles Somerset. Nevertheless he was probably a Tory.

    THORNES, Richard, of Southampton.

    Hants, by appointment of Bp. Beaufort of Winchester 12 Mar. 1413-d. Ofifces Held Dep. butler, Southampton 10 Dec. 1422-c.1428. Biography Thornes, whose origins are obscure, had already proved diligent in the service of Henry Beaufort by the spring of 1413,

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