Sir Thomas Style, 4th Baronet

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Sir Thomas Style, 4th Baronet (c. 1685–1769), was an English landowner and politician who sat in the House of Commons for a short time in 1715.

Style was the son of Sir Thomas Style, 2nd Baronet of Wateringbury and his second wife Margaret Twisden, daughter of Sir Thomas Twisden, 1st Baronet. [1] He was educated at Enfield, Middlesex under Mr Uvedale, and was admitted at Trinity College, Cambridge, aged 19 on 13 September 1704. [2] He succeeded his half-brother Oliver in the baronetcy on 12 February 1703. He married Elizabeth Hotham, daughter of Sir Charles Hotham, 4th Baronet.[1] In 1707 he pulled down the ancient mansion of Wateringbury-Place, which had a moat around it and built a new mansion to the west of it.[3]

Style was High Sheriff of Kent in the year 1709 to 1710. At the 1715 general election he was returned as a Tory Member of Parliament for Bramber, but was unseated on petition within six months. He did not stand for parliament again.[4]

Style died on 11 January 1769. He and his wife had four sons and two daughters. He was succeeded in the baronetcy by his son Charles.[4]


  1. ^ a b John Burke A General and heraldic dictionary of the peerage and baronetage, Volume 2
  2. ^ "Stile, Thomas (STLS704T)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge.
  3. ^ "Edward Hasted, 'Parishes: Watringbury', in The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent: Volume 5 (Canterbury, 1798), pp. 106-118. British History Online". Retrieved 21 August 2018.
  4. ^ a b "STYLE, Sir Thomas, 4th Bt. (?1685-1769), of Wateringbury, Kent". History of Parliament Online. Retrieved 21 August 2017.

Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
The Lord Hawley
Andrews Windsor
Member of Parliament for Bramber
With: Sir Richard Gough
Succeeded by
Sir Richard Gough
Edward Minshull
Baronetage of England
Preceded by
Sir Oliver Style, 3rd Baronet
(of Wateringbury)
Succeeded by
Sir Charles Style, 5th Baronet