Hi, I've seen Thomas Jolliffe's name in 17th century Leek when I've been researching the Yardley, Heaths and Shufflebothams, but nobody seems to have referred to him. I also see nobody seems to have brought up the BARON'S NAME YET. I've traced some book copies in Staffs archives - hope others search this apparently hefty book.
"Sir William George Hylton Jolliffe, 1st. Baron Hylton (1800-1876), (For a history of the Jolliffe family, see Lord Hylton, The Jolliffes of Staffordshire and their Descendants (1892).) was Chief Whip of the Conservative party from 1853 to 1859. Under his aegis the firm foundations which the Conservative party had enjoyed during the leadership of Sir Robert Peel, and which had been destroyed in the political earthquake of 1846, were gradually rebuilt. Jolliffe (like his distinguished Peelite predecessor, Sir Thomas Fremantle) was a landed country-gentleman (John Bateman's The Great Landowners of Great Britain and Ireland, published in 1876 (the year of Sir William Jolliffe's death) attributes to Jolliffe's heir possession of 10,058 acres in Surrey, Somerset and Hampshire, with a gross annual rental of £17,072.) with few ministerial ambitions, (Jolliffe's experience of ministerial office was restricted to a brief tenure of the Under-Secretaryship of State for the Home Department in Derby's celebrated 'Who, Who' administration of 1852. He represented Petersfield in Hampshire from 1833-1835, and from 1837-1866.) 'well connected with the network of Conservative families and therefore able to exercise powerful influence over the backbenchers and move easily in the complex tangle of local influences which determined the character of constituency politics'. (Robert Stewart, The Foundation of the Conservative Party, 1830-1867 (1978), 279.) "