TALBOT, Hon. John (c.1712-56), of Lincoln's Inn.
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b. c.1712, 3rd s. of Charles, 1st Baron Talbot (lord chancellor 1733-7), by Cecil, da. and h. of Charles Matthews of Castell-y-Mynach, Glam. educ. L. Inn 1734, called 1737. m. (1) 30 May 1737, Henrietta (d. Sept. 1747), da. and coh. of Sir Matthew Decker, 1st Bt., M.P., s.p.; (2) 4 Aug. 1748, Catherine, da. of John Chetwynd, 2nd Visct. Chetwynd, M.P., 4s.
Recorder, Brecon 1734-45; puisne justice of Chester 1740- d.; ld. of Trade Dec. 1755- d.
Talbot was a regular Government supporter. After 1747 his position at Brecon was no longer secure. In Newcastle’s election papers is a note of 15 Mar. 1754: ‘Mr. Legge has acquainted the Duke of Newcastle that as Mr. Talbot cannot come in where [he] is now chosen, he is desirous to represent some other borough.’1 For his election at Ilchester he received £1,000 from secret service funds towards a total expense of £2,000. He died 23 Sept. 1756.
Ref Volumes: 1754-1790
Author: Mary M. Drummond
- 1. Add. 32999, ff. 34-35.