Mansell, Thomas, 1st Baron Mansell, of Margam -1723)
The second volume of Brown’s Works cited above, was dedicated to Lord Mansell. Thomas Mansell of Margam in Glamorganshire was born about 1668, the second but eldest surviving son of Sir Edward Manell 4th Baronet, and Martha, daughter of Edward Carne of Ewenny in Glamorganshire. He was educated at Jesus College, Oxford where he matriculated 7 March 1685 at the age of seventeen, took his B.A. at Trinity College 1686 and his M.A. at New Inn Hall in 1669. He married, at Westminster Abbey 18 May 1686, Martha daughter and heir of Francis Millington, a merchant. He was Member of Parliament for Cardiff 1689-1698 and for Glamorgan 1699-1712, Sheriff of Glamorgan 1701, and Comptroller of the Household 1704-1708. He succeeded his father as 15th Baronet 17 November 1706. Six years later he was created Baron Mansell of Margham 1 January 1712. He died 10 December 1723.