HITCH, Robert (?1670-1723), of Leathley, Yorks.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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1715 - 1722

Family and Education

b. ?1670, s. of Henry Hitch of Leathley by Alathea, da. and coh. of Col. Robert Brandling. educ. Wakefield sch.; Trinity, Camb. 11 June 1687, aged 16; G. Inn 1690. m. Alice, da. of Richard Aldburgh,1 2s. 3da.

Offices Held

Commr. for stating army debts 1720-2.


Hitch was returned after a contest for Knaresborough, not far from his estate. Except on the peerage bill, when he was absent, he voted with the Government. Rewarded with a commissionership for stating the army debts in 1720, he did not stand in 1722, dying 6 Nov. 1723. One of his sons was receiver general for the West Riding.

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: Romney R. Sedgwick


  • 1. Thoresby, Ducatus Leodiensis, 188.