JODRELL, Paul (?1715-51), of Duffield, Derbys.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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25 Jan. - 30 June 1751

Family and Education

b. ?1715, 1st s. of Paul Jodrell of Duffield, barrister-at-law, by Judith, da. and coh. of Gilbert Sheldon. educ. L. Inn 1723, called 1735, bencher 1751; Trinity, Oxf. 7 Nov. 1730, aged 15. m. July 1744, Elizabeth, da. of Richard Warner of North Elmham, Norf. 3s. 1da. suc. fa. 1744.

Offices Held

K.C. 1747; solicitor-gen. to Prince of Wales 1748-d.


Paul Jodrell’s mother was of the family of Archbishop Sheldon and his paternal grandfather was clerk to the House of Commons. ‘A very rising man’1 at the bar, he was appointed solicitor-general to Frederick, Prince of Wales, who brought him in for Old Sarum in January 1751. Going over with most of the Prince’s party to the Pelhams on Frederick’s death, he was continued in his post but soon afterwards died, 30 June 1751. John Willey ‘had a very high opinion of his integrity as well as his abilities’; and Sir Edmund Thomas considered his death ‘a most mortifying one to his friends, to whom it is almost irreparable, and a great one to his country at this juncture’.2

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: R. S. Lea


  • 1. Walpole, Mems. Geo. II, i. 96.
  • 2. Recs. Cust Fam. iii. 144.