Thomas Wood (1708–1799)

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Thomas WoodFRS (25 September 1708 – 25 June 1799), [1] was a British politician. A member of the British Whig Party, he was Member of Parliament for Middlesex from 1779 to 1780. [1] He was from Littleton (then in Middlesex, now Surrey) from the later military Wood family. [2] [3]

He married Elizabeth Jones and was grandfather of Thomas Wood (1777–1860).

He was a barrister, later made Treasurer of the Inner Temple.

He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in February 1761. [4]

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References

  1. 1 2 Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "M" (part 2)
  2. Burke, John (1847). Burke's genealogical and heraldic history of the landed gentry, Volume 2. H. Colburn. p. 1627.
  3. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (1911) Subscribed Source on descendant Sir David Edward Wood, see Littleton
  4. "Library and Archive Catalogue". Royal Society. Retrieved 1 November 2010.
Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
John Glynn
John Wilkes
Member of Parliament for Middlesex
1779–1780
With: John Wilkes
Succeeded by
John Wilkes
George Byng