LANGSTON, John (d.1812), of Sarsden House, Oxon.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1754-1790, ed. L. Namier, J. Brooke., 1964
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1784 - 1790
1790 - 1796
1796 - 1802
15 Mar. - 24 Oct. 1806
1806 - 1807

Family and Education

o.s. of James Haughton Langston of Sarsden House, Oxon., a London banker said to have been worth ‘half a million sterling’.1  educ. poss. Eton 1768-70.  m. 22 May 1784, Sarah Goddard, 1s. 4da.  suc. fa. 14 July 1795.

Offices Held

Director, Sun Fire Insurance 1796.


Langston’s father, an eminent wine merchant, in 1777 founded the banking firm of Langston, Twogood and Amory, which was apparently carried on by Langston himself after his father’s death.

Before the general election of 1784 Robinson noted that Langston had been suggested as a candidate by Richard Atkinson,2 and included him among ‘persons who will pay £2,000 or £2,500, or perhaps £3,000’. Langston topped the poll at Sudbury. In the House he voted for parliamentary reform, 18 Apr. 1785, and regularly supported Pitt’s Administration. There is no record of his having spoken during this Parliament. The remainder of his parliamentary career lies in the following period.

Langston died 11 Feb. 1812.

Ref Volumes: 1754-1790

Author: Mary M. Drummond


  • 1. Gent. Mag. 1795, p. 621.
  • 2. Laprade, 129.