Philip Rashleigh (1689–1736)

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Arms of Rashleigh: Sable, a cross or between in the first quarter: a Cornish chough, argent beaked and legged gules; in the second quarter: a text "T"; in the third and fourth quarters: a crescent all of the third[1]

Philip II Rashleigh (1689-1736) of Menabilly, near Fowey, Cornwall, was MP for Liskeard 1710-1722.[2]

Origins[edit]

He was the eldest son and heir of Jonathan Rashleigh II (1642–1702), MP, of Menabilly by his second wife Jane Carew, a daughter of Sir John Carew, 3rd Baronet (1635–1692) of Antony, Torpoint, Cornwall.

Career[edit]

He served as MP for Liskeard 1710-1722.[3] He rebuilt Menabilly House circa 1710-15.[4] He was a supporter of the Jacobite Pretender.

Death & succession[edit]

He died in 1736 without progeny, whereupon his heir became his younger brother Jonathan Rashleigh III (1693–1764), MP.

Sources[edit]

References[edit]

Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
John Dolben
William Bridges
Member of Parliament for Liskeard
1710–1722
With: William Bridges (1710–15)
Sir John Trelawny, Bt (1715-22)
Succeeded by
Edward Eliot
John Lansdell