Sir Thomas Cave, 3rd Baronet

Sir Thomas Cave, 3rd Baronet DL (19 April 1681 – 21 April 1719)[1] was a British Tory politician and baronet.

He was the oldest son of Sir Roger Cave, 2nd Baronet and his first wife Martha Browne, daughter of John Browne.[2] In 1703, he succeeded his father as baronet.[2] Cave was educated at Christ Church, Oxford.[3] In 1705, he was appointed Deputy Lieutenant of Northamptonshire,[4] and in 1711, he stood successfully for Leicestershire in a by-election.[5] Cave was elected in the 1713 general election unchallenged, and was also returned in the 1715 general election after a withdraval from his Whig opponent.[4] He finally represented the constituency in the British House of Commons until his death in 1719.[5]

On 20 February 1703, Cave married Hon. Margaret Verney, youngest daughter of John Verney, 1st Viscount Fermanagh at St Giles's-in-the-Fields Church.[3] They had two sons and two daughters.[6] Cave was buried at Stanford, Northamptonshire.[3] He was succeeded in the baronetcy by his sons Verney and Sir Thomas Cave, 5th Baronet successively.[6]


  1. "Leigh Rayment - Baronetage". Retrieved 24 April 2009.
  2. 1 2 Burke, John (1832). A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage of the British Empire. vol. I (4th ed.). London: Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley. p. 225.
  3. 1 2 3 "ThePeerage - Sir Thomas Cave, 3rd Bt". Retrieved 10 January 2009.
  4. 1 2 Eveline Cruickshanks, Stuart Handley and D. W. Hayton, ed. (2002). The House of Commons, 1690-1715. I. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. p. 489.
  5. 1 2 "Leigh Rayment - British House of Commons, Leicestershire". Retrieved 24 April 2009.
  6. 1 2 Kimber, Edward (1771). Richard Johnson, ed. The Baronetage of England: Containing a Genealogical and Historical Account of All the English Baronets. vol. I. London: Thomas Wotton. p. 365.
Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
Sir Geoffrey Palmer
Marquess of Granby
Member of Parliament for Leicestershire
With: Sir Geoffrey Palmer 1711–1713
Viscount Tamworth 1713–1714
Sir Geoffrey Palmer 1714–1719
Succeeded by
Sir Geoffrey Palmer
Lord William Manners
Baronetage of England
Preceded by
Roger Cave
(of Stanford)
Succeeded by
Verney Cave

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