ST. JOHN MILDMAY, Paulet (1791-1845), of Farley Chamberlayne, Hants and Hazelgrove, Som.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1790-1820, ed. R. Thorne, 1986
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1818 - 1834
1837 - 1841

Family and Education

b. 8 Apr. 1791, 3rd but 2nd surv. s. of Sir Henry Paulet St. John Mildmay, 3rd Bt.*, of Dogmersfield Park, Hants, and bro. of Henry St. John Carew St. John Mildmay*. educ. Winchester 1803-5. m. 12 Mar. 1813, Anna Maria Wyndham, da. of Hon. Bartholomew Bouverie*, 4s. 3da.

Offices Held

Ensign, 2 Ft. Gds. 1807, lt. and capt. 1811-12; lt. Dogmersfield yeoman cav. 1813.


St. John Mildmay was expected to join his eldest brother as Member for Winchester in the by-election of March 1818, but the family interest was at a low ebb and in the event he replaced his brother at the general election. He had married into the same family as his brother, with less unhappy consequences. Like him he was a member of Brooks’s Club from 19 July and inclined to opposition, though he did not sign the requisition to Tierney to lead them in the House. He voted with the minority on the Windsor establishment, 22 Feb. 1819. On 15 Mar. he took sick leave. He voted for burgh reform on 1 Apr. and 6 May and on 8 Apr. objected to the contrivance of the Camelford election committee to block investigation of bribery there: he was in the minority against the issue of a new writ. He also spoke in favour of the recommitment of the settlement of the poor bill, 10 May, which he maintained would create more problems than it solved. He voted against state lotteries, 4 May, for Tierney’s censure motion 18 May, against the budget proposals, 7 June, and against the foreign enlistment bill, 10 and 21 June. He objected to a county meeting after the Peterloo incident in October 1819, because he wished to see it investigated in Parliament. On 6 Dec. he voted to limit the duration of the seditious meetings bill and was in the minority against its third reading a week later. He also voted next day against the seizure of arms bill. St. John Mildmay died 19 May 1845.

Broadlands mss (NRA), St. John Mildmay to Palmerston, Sat. [Oct. 1819].

Ref Volumes: 1790-1820

Author: Brian Murphy