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Theophilus Oglethorpe (born 1684)

Theophilus Oglethorpe, junior (11 March 1684 – c. 1737) was an English Member of Parliament.

Oglethorpe entered Parliament in 1708 as member for Haslemere, for which his father Sir Theophilus Oglethorpe and older brother Lewis had previously been MPs, and which was later represented by his younger brother James. He served in two parliaments, retiring in 1713.

Like his father, who had been equerry to James II and had gone into exile with him after the Glorious Revolution, Oglethorpe was a Jacobite sympathiser and shortly afterwards fled abroad to join the Old Pretender; his sister, Anne, was rumoured to be the Pretender's mistress. He remained at the court-in-exile at Saint Germain for the remainder of his life.

References

  • Leigh Rayment's Peerage Pages
  • Concise Dictionary of National Biography
  • www.godalming-museum.org.uk
  • John Whitbourn's three book 'Downs-Lord' 'triptych' (1999–2002) contains a fantasy treatment of the life and death of Theophilus Oglethorpe junior. Also, Theophilus Oglethorpe senior is the main protagonist in Whitbourn's The Royal Changeling, (1998), which describes the 1685 Monmouth rebellion with some fantasy elements added.


Preceded by
George Woodroffe and
John Fulham
Member of Parliament for Haslemere
with Thomas Onslow 1708
Sir Nicholas Carew 1708-1710
Sir John Clerke 1710-1713

1708–1713
Succeeded by
George Vernon and
Thomas Onslow


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