LANSDELL, John (d.1739), of Halsted, Kent.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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1722 - 1727

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Dep. treasurer of the Ordnance 1709-22; assistant, R. African Co. 1716-22.


Lansdell, who bought the manor of Chamberhouse, in Crookham, Berks. in 17161 and the manor of Halsted in Kent from Edward Ashe2 before 1726, served under the elder Craggs at the Ordnance office. Returned for Liskeard by Craggs’s son-in-law, Edward Eliot, in 1722, he did not stand again. In 1738 he sold Halsted to Lord Vere Beauclerk for £22,989.3 He died 4 July 1739, leaving two-thirds of his fortune to his eldest son, John, and the remaining third to his second son, Chrysostom.4

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: Eveline Cruickshanks


  • 1. VCH Berks. iii. 317.
  • 2. PCC 157 Henchman.
  • 3. Hasted, Kent, i. 320-1.
  • 4. PCC 157 Henchman.