EDWARD THURLOW, baron Thurlow of Ashfield, one of his majesty's most honourable privy council, lord high chancellor of the kingdom of Great Britain, one of the tellers of his majesty's exchequer, and a governor of the Charter House.
This nobleman was born 9TH DECEMBER 1731 -- ---- 1735, and elected 1768 and 1774 to represent the borough of Tamworth in the county of Stafford. He was constituted -- March 1770 solicitor general to his majesty, which office he exchanged 23 January 1771 for that of attorney general. By king George the third he was created baron Thurlow of Ashfield, and was promoted 2 June 1778 to be lord high chancellor of Great Britain, which office he resigned in April 1783. The seals were again delivered to him 23 December in that year, and he succeeded to the reversion of a tellership in the exchequer July 1786.
Thomas Thurlow, rector of Ashfield in the county of Suffolk,
(LATER INCUMBENT OF THURSTON, LONG STRETTON, THEN
KNAPSTON, SUFFOLK) married Elizabeth, daughter of ROBERT SMITH OF LITTLE ASHFIELD - ROBERT SMITH WAS THE SON OF SIR RICHARD HOVELL - THE WEDDING TOOK PLACE ON 10 DECEMBER 1730 ---- Smith of that place; by which lady he had issue,
He died 4 March 1782; and Thomas, the father, -- ----- 1762.
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