PARDOE, John (?1756-96), of Leyton, Essex

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1754-1790, ed. L. Namier, J. Brooke., 1964
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1780 - 1784
16 Aug. 1784 - 1790
1790 - 26 Apr. 1796

Family and Education

b. ?1756, o.s. of John Pardoe, director, East India Company, by Ann, sis. of Lt.-Gen. Edward Urmston.  educ. Hackney; Trinity, Camb. 18 Apr. 1775, aged 18; L. Inn 1774.  m. 22 Feb. 1786, Jane, da. of Thomas Oliver of Leyton, 4s. 1da.

Offices Held


Pardoe’s father was connected with Lord Sandwich in East India affairs. In 1780 he negotiated a seat for his son through the Treasury at a price of £4,000.1 Pardoe junior supported North’s Administration, and on 18 Feb. 1783 voted against Shelburne’s peace preliminaries. He did not vote on Fox’s East India bill,2 supported Pitt, and was returned for Plympton in 1784 on Lord Mount Edgcumbe’s interest. He seems not to have spoken in the House before 1790.

Pardoe died v.p. 26 Apr. 1796.

Ref Volumes: 1754-1790

Author: John Brooke


  • 1. Laprade, 35.
  • 2. Morning Herald, 22 Jan. 1784.