LADBROKE, Robert (?1739-1814), of Idlicote, Warws.
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Family and Education
b. ?1739, o.s. of Sir Robert Ladbroke. m. 9 Sept. Miss Elizabeth Kingscote of Walthamstow, Essex. suc. fa. 31 Oct. 1773.
Ladbroke was a partner with his father and brother-in-law, Sir Walter Rawlinson, in a London bank. In addition to the firm’s transactions,1 he was on his own account a considerable holder of Government stock: between 1780 and 1787 he bought to the value of nearly £200,000, most of which he held for a short time only.2
In 1780 and 1784 he successfully contested Warwick as the candidate of the independent party against the Earl of Warwick. He steadily opposed North; voted for Shelburne’s peace preliminaries, 18 Feb. 1783; for parliamentary reform, 7 May, and Fox’s East India bill, 27 Nov.; and opposed Pitt. His only speech before 1790 was when he introduced a bill to license a theatre at Sadler’s Wells, 11 Mar. 1788.
He died on 1 July 1814, ‘in his 75th year’.3