BRISTOW, Robert (1712-76), of Micheldever, Hants.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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30 Jan. 1738 - 1741
1747 - 1761

Family and Education

b. 1712, 1st s. of Robert Bristow of Micheldever, Hants and nephew of John Bristow. m. (1) 7 June 1746, Susannah, da. and h. of John Phillipson, 1 da.; (2) Mary, da. of Rev. Richard Harding, vicar of Micheldever, 1s. 3da. suc. fa. 3 Nov. 1737.

Offices Held

Clerk of the Green Cloth 1738-40.


Bristow succeeded his father both at Winchelsea and at the Board of Green Cloth, but was turned out of both by Walpole for allowing himself to be carried by Bubb Dodington into voting against the Administration.1 In 1747 he was brought in for Shoreham by his father-in-law, John Phillipson, as a government supporter. He died 9 Dec. 1776.

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: Romney R. Sedgwick


  • 1. Sir Dudley Ryder's diary, 9 Aug. 1740, Harrowby mss.