GISBORNE, John (?1717-79), of Derby, and Yoxall, Staffs.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1754-1790, ed. L. Namier, J. Brooke., 1964
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30 Jan. 1775 - 8 Feb. 1776

Family and Education

b. ?1717, o.s. of Thomas Gisborne of Derby by Temperance, da. of Robert Packer, M.P., of Shillingford, Berks. m. Anne, da. of William Bateman of Derby, 2s. 2da. suc. fa. 9 Dec. 1760.

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Gisborne came of an old-established Derby family and possessed an influence in the town which he seems for years to have exerted on behalf of the Cavendishes. In 1775 he stood for the town, probably with Cavendish support, in opposition to D. P. Coke; was returned, but unseated as a result of petitions complaining of his ‘undue influence’ over the mayor. No vote or speech by him is reported.

He died 13 Feb. 1779, aged 62.

Ref Volumes: 1754-1790

Author: Mary M. Drummond