voting, because he had been a commoner when the accusation was brought up. All parties justly considered this reason as an idle excuse, since others in the like situation voted undisturbed; indeed, his whole character, as drawn by Lord Clarendon and others, exhibits too much of (what should never be allowed to enter the breast of a judge) a spirit of party intrigue. He died 1645, and was at that time colonel of a troop of horse in Oxford.
Sir Thomas Lyttelton, father of the present lord, was thrice chosen representative for the county of Worcester; appointed a lord of the Admiralty in 1727, which situation he relinquished in 1741, and retired from Parliament. Obiit 1751, ætat 66. The painting is by Van Somer.
Dr. Charles Lyttelton Bishop of Carlisle, third son of Sir Thomas; originally a member of the Middle-Temple, he practised as a barrister; but relinquished that profession for the church. He was appointed chaplain in ordinary in 1747, in the following year promoted to the deanery of Exeter, and to the see of Carlisle in 1762. Obiit 1768.
William Henry, the present lord, succeeded to the baronetage on the decease of his nephew Thomas (generally known by the title of the ghost-seer) without issue, with whom the barony became ex-