LEEVES, Robert (c.1685-1743), of Steyning, Suss.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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24 Apr. - 8 Aug. 1713
1715 - 12 Apr. 1717

Family and Education

b. c.1685, s. of William Leeves of Tortington Place, Suss. by Anne Seymour of Halford, Dorset. m. Elizabeth, 4s.

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Robert Leeves was a native of Steyning, for which he was re-elected as a Tory in 1715, voting against the septennial bill before he was unseated on petition for bribery in 1717. He did not stand again, but continued to take part in local politics.1

He died 15 May 1743, aged 58.2

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: J. B. Lawson


  • 1. Chandos to Leeves, 22 June 1727, Chandos letter bks.
  • 2. J. Dallaway, Hist. Western Division of Suss. ii (2), p. 169.