BOUCHER, Thomas (1701-72), of Christian Malford, nr. Chippenham, Wilts.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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22 Jan. 1723 - 1727

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bap. 6 July 1701, o.s. of Thomas Boucher, M.P., of Ogbourne St. George, Wilts. and Twickenham, Mdx. by Elizabeth, da. of Anthony Morris of Devonshire St., London. m. Apr. 1724, Judith, da. of Sir James Bateman and sis. of William Bateman, 1st Visct. Bateman [I], 1da. suc. fa. 1708.

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Boucher, whose father ‘the gamester’1 bought Christian Malford and other estates in Wiltshire from Lord Wharton for £17,070 in 1705,2 is himself described by Le Neve as ‘no gent’.3 Returned as a Tory at a by-election for Chippenham in 1723, he did not stand again. He died Feb. 1772.

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: R. S. Lea


  • 1. Luttrell, vi. 346; see Wentworth Papers, 63.
  • 2. Wilts. N. & Q. vii. 428-9.
  • 3. Knights (Harl. Soc. viii), 463.