Thomas Twisleton, 13th Baron Saye and Sele

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The Lord Saye and Sele
Bornc. 1735
Died1 July 1788
Allegiance Flag of the United Kingdom.svg United Kingdom
Service/branch Flag of the British Army.svg British Army
Rank Major General
Commands held 9th (East Norfolk) Regiment of Foot
Battles/wars Seven Years' War
American War of Independence

Major General Thomas Twisleton, 13th Baron Saye and Sele (c. 1735 – 1 July 1788) was a British Army officer and peer.

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Military career

Twisleton was the son of John Twistleton (died 1763) of Broughton Castle, Oxfordshire, and his wife Anne Gardner. [1] He purchased a commission in the Scots Guards in 1754, becoming a captain in 1758. [2]

Twisleton fought in the West German Campaign during the Seven Years' War, and was present at the Battle of Wilhelmsthal in 1762. He saw further active service in the American War of Independence and was promoted to colonel in 1777. In 1780, he oversaw the defence of the Bank of England during the Gordon Riots and was responsible for helping to restore order in London. [3]

In 1781 Twisleton successfully established his claim to the Saye and Sele Barony, and assumed his seat in the House of Lords on 29 June that year. [2] As Lord Saye and Sele, he became colonel of the 9th (East Norfolk) Regiment of Foot in 1782 and served in that position until his early death in 1788. He was promoted to major general in 1782.

Family

Twisleton married in 1767 Elizabeth Turner, eldest daughter of Sir Edward Turner, 2nd Baronet and his wife Cassandra Leigh. Their children were: [4]

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References

  1. Burke, John Bernard (1865). A Genealogical and Heraldic Dictionary of the Peerage and Baronetage of the British Empire (27 ed.). Harrison. p. 978. Retrieved 8 March 2018.
  2. 1 2 "Saye and Sele, Baron (E, 1603)". Cracroft's Peerage: The Complete Guide to the British Peerage & Baronetage. Retrieved 3 November 2014.
  3. Sir Ranulph Fiennes, The Ranulph Fiennes Collection (Hachette UK, 24 Jan 2013)
  4. Burke, Bernard (1903). Ashworth P. Burke (ed.). A Genealogical and Heraldic Dictionary of the Peerage and Baronetage, the Privy Council, Knightage and Companionage (65th ed.). London: Harrison and Sons. p. 1346.
  5. Parishes: Adlestrop, in A History of the County of Gloucester: Volume 6, ed. C R Elrington (London, 1965), pp. 8-16. British History Online http://www.british-history.ac.uk/vch/glos/vol6/pp8-16 [accessed 8 March 2018].
  6. Debrett, John (1822). Scotland and Ireland. G. Woodfall. p. 1238. Retrieved 8 March 2018.
Peerage of England
Preceded by
Abeyant since 1674, dormant since 1715
Baron Saye and Sele
1781–1788
Succeeded by
Gregory Eardley-Twisleton-Fiennes
Military offices
Preceded by Colonel of the 9th Regiment of Foot
1788–1794
Succeeded by