Russell Robartes

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Russell Robartes, FRS (1671–1719) was an English politician who sat in the English and British House of Commons from 1693 to 1713.

Robartes was the second son of Robert Robartes, Viscount Bodmin and his wife Sarah Bodvel, daughter of John Bodvel, and younger brother of Charles Robartes, 2nd Earl of Radnor. He was educated at a private school in London and entered St. John’s College, Cambridge in 1689. [1]

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After serving in Flanders as an army volunteer in the 1693 campaign, Robartes was elected Member of Parliament for Bodmin at a by-election later that year, sitting until 1702. From 1702 to 1708 he sat for Lostwithiel, returning to sit for Bodmin again from 1708 to 1713. In 1703 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society. [2]

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He was appointed Teller of the Exchequer in 1710, succeeding his relative Francis Robartes, but lost the post in 1714 when he went to live in Paris and failed to return in good time. [1]

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References

  1. 1 2 "ROBARTES, Hon. Russell (1671-1719)". History of Parliament Online. Retrieved 22 September 2014.
  2. "Fellow Details". Royal Society. Retrieved 22 September 2014.
Parliament of England
Preceded by
Sir John Cutler Bt
Nicholas Glynn
Member of Parliament for Bodmin
1693–1702
With: Nicholas Glynn 1693-1695
John Hoblyn 1695-1702
Succeeded by
John Grobham Howe
John Hoblyn
Preceded by
Sir John Molesworth
George Booth
Member of Parliament for Lostwithiel
1702–1707
With: Sir John Molesworth 1703-1705
Robert Molesworth 1705-1706
James Kendall 1706-1707
Succeeded by
Parliament of Great Britain
Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
Parliament of England
Member of Parliament for Lostwithiel
1707–1708
With: James Kendall
Succeeded by
James Kendall
Joseph Addison
Preceded by
Francis Robartes
Thomas Herne
Member of Parliament for Bodmin
17081713
With: John Trevanion 1708-1710
Francis Robartes 1710-1713
Succeeded by
Francis Robartes
Thomas Sclater
Preceded by
James Kendall
Joseph Addison
Member of Parliament for Lostwithiel
1709
With: Francis Robartes
Succeeded by
Francis Robartes
Horatio Walpole


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