Samuel Thomas Spry

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Samuel Thomas Spry (25 July 1804 – 29 June 1868) was an English Whig politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1832 to 1841 and who changed party and sat for four years again as a Conservative from 1843.

Spry was the son of Admiral Thomas Davy, who changed his name to Spry, and his wife Anna-Maria Thomas. He was a member of the Spry family of Place and Tregolls Cornwall.[1]

At the 1832 general election Spry was elected Member of Parliament (MP) for Bodmin. He held the seat until 1841.[2] He was sworn in again in 1843 when, as reported in Hansard, alongside 8 other parliamentarians he presented a petition for reducing the number of pubs.[3]

Spry was a J.P., Deputy Lieutenant and Deputy Warden of the Stannaries, and was High Sheriff of Cornwall in 1849.

Spry died at the age of 63.


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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Davies Giddy
Horace Beauchamp Seymour
Member of Parliament for Bodmin
With: William Peter 1832–35
Charles Crespigny Vivian from 1835
Succeeded by
Charles Crespigny Vivian
John Dunn Gardner
Preceded by
Charles Crespigny Vivia
John Dunn Gardner
Member of Parliament for Bodmin
With: John Dunn Gardner
Succeeded by
James Wyld
Henry Charles Lacy