John Horne Tooke

John Horne Tooke

Birth
Westminster, City of Westminster, Greater London, England
Death 18 Mar 1812 (aged 75)
Wimbledon, London Borough of Merton, Greater London, England
Burial Ealing, London Borough of Ealing, Greater London, England
Plot churchyard, altar tomb
Memorial ID 12807963 · View Source
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British Statesman. Originally an Anglican cleric, he became friends with John Wilkes and later formed the Constitutional Party, promoting Wilkesian policies of reform in Parliament and support for the American colonies. Unpopular with the Governement, he was briefly imprisoned in 1778 and acquitted of treason in 1794. Parliament passed an Act forbidding clergy to become Members of Parliment, specifically to keep Tooke from being again elected. Retiring to Wimbledon, he instigated a custom of holding Sunday parties, where men-of-letters would gather around his table.

Bio by: Mark McManus


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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: Mark McManus
  • Added: 28 Dec 2005
  • Find a Grave Memorial 12807963
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Horne Tooke (25 Jun 1736–18 Mar 1812), Find a Grave Memorial no. 12807963, citing St Mary Churchyard, Ealing, London Borough of Ealing, Greater London, England ; Maintained by Find A Grave .