Thomas Tyrwhitt (MP)

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Sir Thomas Tyrwhitt (1762 24 February 1833) was an English politician. He was a Member of Parliament (MP) from 1796 to 1812.

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Educated at Eton College and Christ Church, Oxford and after serving as private secretary to the Prince of Wales, [1] Tyrwhitt was elected Member of Parliament (MP) for Okehampton in 1796. [2] Tyrwhitt was responsible for the construction of several roads across Dartmoor, a hamlet called Princetown named in honour of the Prince of Wales, a prison for prisoners of war captured during the Napoleonic Wars now known as HM Prison Dartmoor as well as the Plymouth and Dartmoor Railway. [2] He became Auditor of the Duchy of Cornwall in 1796 and Lord Warden of the Stannaries in 1803. [3]

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References

  1. 1 2 Mosely, Brian (19 February 2011). "Sir Thomas Tyrwhitt (1762-1833)". The Encyclopaedia of Plymouth History. Archived from the original on 18 March 2012. Retrieved 12 February 2015.
  2. 1 2 National Portrait Gallery
  3. The London Gazette, issue 15652, 3 December 1803
  4. UK Parliament
Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
Colonel John St Leger
Robert Ladbroke
Member of Parliament for Okehampton
1796–1802
With: Richard Bateman-Robson
Succeeded by
Henry Holland, junior
James Charles Stuart Strange
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Henry Brook Parnell
Member of Parliament for Portarlington
1802–1806
Succeeded by
John Langston
Preceded by
Philip Langmead
Sir William Elford
Member of Parliament for Plymouth
1806 – 1812
With: Sir William Elford
Sir Charles Pole
Succeeded by
Benjamin Bloomfield
Sir Charles Pole
Political offices
Preceded by
John Willett Payne
Auditor of the Duchy of Cornwall
17961803
Succeeded by
Sir John McMahon
Court offices
Preceded by
John Willett Payne
Lord Warden of the Stannaries
1803 1812
Succeeded by
Marquess of Hertford
Government offices
Preceded by
Sir Francis Molyneux
Black Rod
18121832
Succeeded by
Sir Augustus Clifford