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Thomas Foley (c.1670-1737)

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of Stoke Edith

Eldest son of Paul Foley (c.1645-1699)

1699 Succeeded to his father's estate of £4,000 p.a. as well as to the Hereford seat in Parliament.

Returned as a Tory for Hereford, Foley was made joint auditor of the imprest for life by his cousin by marriage, Robert Harley, Earl of Oxford, the other auditor being Edward Harley.

After the Hanoverian accession he voted consistently with the Opposition, speaking against the impeachment of Lord Oxford in June 1715.

1722 Transferred to the seat of Stafford in 1722 to maintain his family’s interest there

He did not stand again till 1734, when he was returned once more for Stafford.

1737 He died 10 Dec. aged 67.

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  • History of Parliament [1]