Thomas Rivett (1713–1763)

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Thomas Rivett
Rivetts House by S.H.Parkins
Died6 April 1763
Occupationbarrister and politician
Known for High Sheriff of Derbyshire (1757) and Mayor of Derby (1761)
Successor Hugo Meynell (High Sheriff)
Spouse(s)Anna Maria Sibley
ChildrenThomas, James and Elizabeth
Parent(s) Thomas Rivett and Elizabeth Eaton

Thomas Rivett, Esq. (1713–1763) was a British barrister and politician. [1]



Thomas Rivett was a Whig M.P. for Derby between 1748 and 1753, High Sheriff of Derbyshire in 1757. In 1761, like his father, he became Mayor of Derby. [2] He married Anna Maria Sibley in April 1749 with whom he had three children: Thomas, James and Elizabeth. [3]

Thomas Rivett was one of the three owners of the «Cockpit Hill Potworks» china factory, together with William Butts and John Heath. [4]

Thomas Rivett's monogram and his house were drawn by S.H.Parkins and that was given to Derby Museum and Art Gallery. [5]

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  1. E. Cruickshanks, 'Rivett, Thomas (c. 1713-1763), of Derby', in R. Sedgwick (ed.), The History of Parliament: The House of Commons, 1714-1754 (from Boydell and Brewer, 1970), History of Parliament Online.
  2. Culture Grid (ed.). "Thomas Rivett's House" . Retrieved 12 October 2011.
  3. (ed.). "Thomas Rivett, M.P." Retrieved 12 October 2011.
  4. Bemrose, William (1898). Bow, Chelsea, and Derby Porcelain. London: Bemrose & Sons, Ltd. pp.  103.
  5. Thomas Rivett's House, S H Parkins, Derby Museum
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