SCUDAMORE, James, 3rd Visct. Scudamore [I] (1684-1716), of Holme Lacy, Herefs.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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1705 - 1715
1715 - 2 Dec. 1716

Family and Education

bap. 15 July 1684, 2nd but 1st surv. s. of John Scudamore, M.P., 2nd Visct. Scudamore [I], by Lady Frances Cecil, o. da. of John, 4th Earl of Exeter. educ. Gloucester Hall, Oxf. 1695. m. by 7 Mar. 1706, Frances, da. and h. of Simon Digby, M.P., 4th Baron Digby of Geashill [I], 1da. suc. fa. as 3rd Visct. [I] July 1697.

Offices Held


Of an ancient Herefordshire family, who had often represented the county and borough of Hereford, Scudamore sat for the county in four Parliaments under Anne. In 1715 he was returned as a Tory for the borough, though in 1710 he had ‘got a fall from his horse in riding hastily to Hereford about some electioneering business, which impaired his understanding, and at length occasioned his death’,1 2 Dec. 1716.

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: A. N. Newman


  • 1. W.R. Williams, Herefs. M.P.s, 59; HMC Portland, iv. 570.