Robert Ladbroke

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Sir Robert Ladbroke (1713 – 31 October 1773) was an English politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1754 to 1770. He was Lord Mayor of London in 1747.

Lord Mayor of London Mayor of the City of London and leader of the City of London Corporation

The Lord Mayor of London is the City of London's mayor and leader of the City of London Corporation. Within the City, the Lord Mayor is accorded precedence over all individuals except the sovereign and retains various traditional powers, rights and privileges, including the title and style The Right Honourable the Lord Mayor of London.

Ladbroke was a member of a Warwickshire family who set up in business in London, becoming an Alderman of London in 1741 and Sheriff of London in 1743. He was knighted in 1744. [1] [2] He was elected Lord Mayor of London in 1747 and a Member of Parliament for London from 1754 to 1770. [3] In 1771 he became partner, with his son and son-in-law Walter Rawlinson, in the London bank of Ladbroke, Rawlinson and Porker. [1]

An alderman is a member of a municipal assembly or council in many jurisdictions founded upon English law. The term may be titular, denoting a high-ranking member of a borough or county council, a council member chosen by the elected members themselves rather than by popular vote, or a council member elected by voters.

City of London (UK Parliament constituency) Parliamentary constituency in the United Kingdom

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Walter Rawlinson British MP (1734-1805)

Sir Walter Rawlinson (1734–1805) was a British banker and politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1774 to 1790.

He purchased Idlicote House in Idlicote, Warwickshire in 1759. He married Elizabeth, the daughter of John Brown of St. Botolph, Bishopsgate. Their only son Robert, also both banker and politician, would later sell Idlicote and move to Surrey. [3] Robert junior married Elizabeth Hannah Kingscote (b. 22 Mar 1751) on 19 September 1769 in the Municipal Borough of Walthamstow, Essex. Their son was banker and cricketer Felix Ladbroke.

Idlicote village in the United Kingdom

Idlicote is a small settlement and civil parish in the English county of Warwickshire, about 3 miles (5 km) north-east of Shipston-on-Stour and 8 miles (13 km) south-east of Stratford-on-Avon. Population details can be found under Honington, Warwickshire.

Felix Calvert Ladbroke was an English banker and amateur cricketer.

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References

  1. 1 2 "LADBROKE, Sir Robert (?1713-73), of Idlicote, Warws". historyofparliamentonline.org. Retrieved 26 September 2014.
  2. "Notes on the aldermen, 1701-1838". british-history.ac.uk. Retrieved 26 September 2014.
  3. 1 2 "Sir Robert Ladbroke1". thepeerage.com. Retrieved 26 September 2014.
Civic offices
Preceded by
William Benn
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Lord Mayor of London

1747-1748
Succeeded by
Sir William Calvert