Foley, Thomas, 2nd Baron Foley (1703 -1766)
Thomas Foley, 2nd Baron Foley, of Kidderminster in Worcestershire, was the only son of Thomas Foley, 1st Baron Foley, of Whitley Court in Worcestershire, and Mary, daughter and heir of Thomas Strode, Serjeant at law. He matriculated at Christ Church, Oxford, 4 November 1720, age 17, and received his D.C.L., 11 July 1733. He succeeded his father as the 2nd Baron Foley in 1733, and was made a Fellow of the Royal Society 27 November 1740. As he did not marry, his title died with him, but the estate passed to his cousin Thomas Foley, in whose favour the barony was revived in 1776. His library was sold at auction in London by T. King 18 March 1795.