TALBOT, Sharington (1656-85), of Lacock Abbey, Wilts.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1660-1690, ed. B.D. Henning, 1983
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16 Mar. - 6 July 1685

Family and Education

bap. 30 May 1656, 1st s. of (Sir) John Talbot by 1st w. m. lic. 10 Nov. 1683, Anne (with £4,000), da. of Sir Francis Lawley, 2nd Bt. of Canwell Priory, Staffs., s.p.1

Offices Held

Cornet, Duke of York’s Horse 1678-9.

J.p. Wilts. 1680-d., maj. of militia horse by 1685, dep. lt. 1685; alderman, Chippenham 1685.2


Like his father, Talbot joined the army and served in Flanders in 1678. He was nominated to the corporation of Chippenham under the new charter, and elected to James II’s Parliament a few weeks later, but left no trace on the Journals. As an officer of the hopelessly unmilitary Wiltshire militia he ‘behaved himself very handsomely’ at Sedgemoor; but after the battle he was killed in a quarrel with another militia officer, one Captain Love, over whose soldiers had done best. He was buried at Lacock.3

Ref Volumes: 1660-1690

Author: Basil Duke Henning


  • 1. Burke, Gentry (1937), 2205; Shrewsbury Peerage Case, 460.
  • 2. CSP Dom. 1685, pp. 39, 147; Add. 38012, f. 2.
  • 3. Evelyn Diary, iv. 453; Shrewsbury Peerage Case, 31.