BALCH, Robert (1724-79), of Nether Stowey, Som.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1754-1790, ed. L. Namier, J. Brooke., 1964
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19 Jan. 1753 - 1761

Family and Education

b. 3 Jan. 1724, 1st s. of John Balch of Bridgwater by his w. Amy Bart. m. Susanna, da. of Robert Everard of Nether Stowey, Som., 4s. 5da. suc. fa. 14 Nov. 1732.

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Balch’s grandfather and great-grandfather had represented Bridgwater in the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries. At the general election of 1754 Balch stood on a joint interest with George Bubb Dodington, supported by Administration, and was returned after a contest. In 1761, though again having Dodington’s support, he was defeated, and seems to have made no further attempt to re-enter Parliament.

He died 15 Apr. 1779.

Ref Volumes: 1754-1790

Author: Mary M. Drummond