Thomas Rivett (1713–1763)

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Thomas Rivett


Thomas Rivetts House by S.H.Parkins
Born 1713
Died 6 April 1763
Residence Tenant Street, Derby [1]
Nationality English
Occupation barrister and politician
Known for High Sheriff of Derbyshire (1757) and Mayor of Derby (1761)
Successor Hugo Meynell (High Sheriff)
Spouse(s) Anna Maria Sibley
Children Thomas, James and Elizabeth
Parent(s) Thomas Rivett and Elizabeth Eaton

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

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Thomas Rivett was a Whig M.P. for Derby between 1748 and 1753, High Sheriff of Derbyshire in 1757. In 1761, like his father, be became Mayor of Derby. [1] He married Anna Maria Sibley in April 1749 with whom he had three children: Thomas, James and Elizabeth. [2]

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Thomas Rivett's monogram and his house were drawn by S.H.Parkins and that was given to Derby Museum and Art Gallery. [4]

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  2. (ed.). "Thomas Rivett, M.P." Retrieved 12-10-2011.Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  3. Bemrose, William (1898). Bow, Chelsea, and Derby Porcelain. London: Bemrose & Sons, Ltd. p. 103.
  4. Thomas Rivett's House, S H Parkins, Derby Museum
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Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
John Stanhope
Viscount Duncannon
Member of Parliament for Derby
With: Viscount Duncannon
Succeeded by
Lord Frederick Cavendish
George Venables-Vernon