FIREBRACE, Sir Cordell, 3rd Bt. (1712-59), of Long Melford, Suff.
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b. 20 Feb. 1712, o.s. of Sir Charles Firebrace, 2nd Bt., of Stoke Golding, Leics. by Margaret, da. of Sir John Cordell, M.P., 2nd Bt., of Long Melford, sis. and h. of Sir John Cordell, M.P., 3rd Bt. educ. St. John’s, Oxf. 1729. m. 26 Oct. 1737, Bridget, da. of Philip Bacon of Ipswich, wid. of Edward Evers of Ipswich, s.p. suc. fa. 2 Aug. 1727.
Firebrace was returned unopposed in 1754, and was classed by Dupplin as a Tory. Although no speech by him is recorded after 1754—only an intention in May 1755 to move an address against the King’s journey to Hanover, ‘prevented by a sudden adjournment’,1 he is included in Newcastle’s list of ‘speakers and efficient men’ (30 May 1757), and is placed in Pitt’s group.2 He died 28 Mar. 1759.