LADBROKE, Robert (?1739-1814), of Idlicote, Warws.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1754-1790, ed. L. Namier, J. Brooke., 1964
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1780 - 1790
1790 - 1796
1802 - 1806
1806 - 1807

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.

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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

Ref Volumes: 1754-1790

Author: John Brooke


  • 1. For these, see under RAWLINSON.
  • 2. Bank of England recs.
  • 3. Gent. Mag. 1814, ii. 91.