Thomas Fonnereau

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For the author and artist, see Thomas George Fonnereau.

Thomas Fonnereau (London, 27 October 1699 – 20 March 1779) was a British businessman and politician, the eldest son of the merchant Claude Fonnereau.

A London merchant, he was of Huguenot extraction.[1] Returned for Sudbury in 1741, he continued to sit for that constituency until 1768, several of those years in conjunction with Thomas Walpole, a business connection.[1] However, he retained interests in Suffolk and was a member of the Free British Fishery Society,[2] and was MP for the constituency of Aldeburgh there at the end of his life.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Namier, L.B. (October 1927). "Brice Fisher, M. P.: A Mid-Eighteenth-Century Merchant and His Connexions". The English Historical Review 42 (168): 514–532. doi:10.1093/ehr/XLII.CLXVIII.514. JSTOR 552412. 
  2. ^ Harris, Bob (February 1996). ""American Idols": Empire, War and the Middling Ranks in Mid-Eighteenth-Century Britain". Past and Present (150): 111–141. JSTOR 651239. 
Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
Richard Price
Edward Stephenson
Member of Parliament for Sudbury
with Carteret Leathes 1741–1747
Richard Rigby 1747–1754
Thomas Walpole 1754–1761
John Henniker 1761–1768

1741–1768
Succeeded by
Patrick Blake
Walden Hanmer
Preceded by
Zachary Philip Fonnereau
Nicholas Linwood
Member of Parliament for Aldeburgh
with Zachary Philip Fonnereau 1773–1774
Richard Combe 1774–1779

1773–1779
Succeeded by
Richard Combe
Martyn Fonnereau