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  • ID: I790
  • Name: Thomas TIERNEY
  • Given Name: Thomas
  • Surname: Tierney
  • Suffix: of Limerick
  • Sex: M
  • Reference Number: 862
  • _UID: 57BF32C1CB9A44AB98F7F58F34A1280B780F
  • Change Date: 4 Jul 2006 at 19:37
  • Note:
    MP Robert Jones, EICo director, active about 1774, of Clement's Lane Lombard St, London and Babraham, Cambs. Director EICo 1754-1758, 1765-1769. He began as a Lisbon trader, and in 1743 went into partnership with «b»Thomas Tierney father of George Tierney later MP«/b». Jones acted politically for Sandwich. Jones's brother John became receiver land tax of Berkshire. Robert had a victualling contract for troops in Nova Scotia 1770 till his death. He loaned heavily to government, some £100,000 in his jobbing account at the bank, 1760-1763. He lost his EICo seat in the Clive/Sulivan dispute where he supported Clive. He remained unhappy his daughter had married Adeane, so he made his grandson Robert Jones his chief heir.

    Namier/Brooke, «b»The History of Parliament: The House of Commons, 1754-1790«/b», Vol. 2, p. 691. Burke's «b»Landed Gentry«/b» for Adeane of Babraham.
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    Father: TIERNEY

    Marriage 1 Spouse Unknown
    • Married:
    • Change Date: 13 Jun 2006
    Children
    1. Has Children Sabine TIERNEY b: 1752
    2. Has Children George TIERNEY b: 20 Mar 1761

    Sources:
    1. Abbrev: http://www.danbyrnes.com.au/merchants/merchants10a.htm
      Title: http://www.danbyrnes.com.au/merchants/merchants10a.htm
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