ORD, John (1710-45), of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Fenham and Newminster Abbey, Northumb.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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1741 - 1 July 1745

Family and Education

bap. 27 Dec. 1710, 1st s. of Thomas Ord, attorney, of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Fenham and Newminster Abbey (bro. of Robert Ord) by Anne, da. of John Bacon of Staward, Northumb.; bro. of William Ord. educ. Kensington sch.; Trinity, Camb. 1727; L. Inn 1730. suc. fa. 1737.

Offices Held

Gov. of Hostmen’s Co. in Newcastle-upon-Tyne 1740; mayor 1744-d.


Ord’s grandfather, a wealthy Newcastle attorney, who had purchased large estates in his county, was connected with Sidney Wortley as a coal owner and a member of the cartel which dominated the coal trade in the eighteenth century.1 Returned for Mitchell as an opposition Whig in 1741 on the nomination of Lord Sandwich, the head of Wortley’s family, he voted against the Administration in all recorded divisions. He died 1 July 1745.

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: Eveline Cruickshanks


  • 1. E. Hughes, N. Country Life in 18th Cent., 168-95, 209-14.