Thomas Cave 1712-1778
Thomas CAVE, 5th baronet 1712-1778
Son of Sir Thomas Cave, 3rd baronet, of Stanford Hall, Leicestershire; he inherited the title and family estates from his elder brother Verney, the 4th baronet, in 1734. He matriculated at Balliol College, Oxford, where he did not graduate (though he was awarded a DCL degree in 1756); he was admitted at the Inner Temple, 1725 (barrister, 1735). MP for Leicestershire, 1741-47, and 1762-74.
Cave used an engraved armorial bookplate (Franks 5422). The extent of his library is not known; his lengthy will ends by leaving any remainder of his estate, including books, manuscripts, jewels or plate, to his eldest son Thomas, who succeeded him as 6th baronet.
- Will of Sir Thomas Cave, the National Archives PROB 11/1045/122.
- History of Parliament.
- Sir Thomas Cave, Wikipedia.
- Gambier Howe, E. R. J. Franks bequest: catalogue of British and American book plates bequeathed to the ... British Museum. London, 1903-4.