Sir Thomas Alston, 3rd Baronet

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Sir Thomas Alston, 3rd Baronet (c. 1676 – December 1714) was an English Member of Parliament.

Thomas Alston was the eldest son of Sir Rowland Alston, 2nd Baronet of Odell, Bedfordshire and Temperance Crew; the family included Puritans on both sides.[1] He was educated at Trinity College, Cambridge.[2]

Alston succeeded his father as Baronet in 1697. From 1698 to 1701 he was MP for Bedford: it is unclear with which of the Parliamentary groupings his sympathies lay. He died unmarried, probably in London, in December 1714. "The story that he had wasted his estate and at the time of his death was a prisoner in the Fleet is not borne out by his will, in which the Odell estate and other property in Bedfordshire was left intact and charged with numerous bequests".[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b David Hayton, 'Alston, Sir Thomas', in Hayton et al, The House of Commons 1690-1715, Volume 2, p. 24
  2. ^ "Alston, Thomas (ALSN692T)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 
Parliament of England
Preceded by
William Spencer
William Farrer
Member of Parliament for Bedford
1698 – 1701
With: William Spencer
Succeeded by
William Spencer
Samuel Rolt
Baronetage of England
Preceded by
Rowland Alston
Baronet
(of Odell)
1697 – 1714
Succeeded by
Rowland Alston