MILBANK, Mark (1795-1881), of Thorpe Perrow and Barningham Park, Yorks.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1790-1820, ed. R. Thorne, 1986
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1818 - 8 Apr. 1819
1820 - 1832

Family and Education

b. 2 May 1795, 1st s. of William Milbank of Thorpe Perrow by Dorothy, da. of John Wise of Woolston, Devon. educ. Harrow 1805-13; Oriel, Oxf. 1813. m. 2 June 1817, Lady Augusta Henrietta Vane, da. of William Harry Vane*, 3rd Earl of Darlington, 4s. 3da. suc. fa. 1802.

Offices Held

Capt. 4 N. Riding militia 1814; lt. W. Riding yeomanry June 1819, capt. Dec. 1819, res. Apr. 1820.


Milbank was returned for Camelford on the interest of his father-in-law Lord Darlington in 1818 and supported opposition, signing the requisition to Tierney to lead them. He was able to vote at least seven times with them, without speaking, before being unseated on petition in April 1819. He was restored to his seat at the next election. He was one of Creevey’s hosts and the latter reported instances of his humour, sportsmanship and domestic happiness.1 Nimrod described him as ‘the best mounted man, for his weight, in the Raby hunt’.2 Milbank died 21 Oct. 1881.

Ref Volumes: 1790-1820

Author: R. G. Thorne


  • 1. Creevey Pprs. ed. Maxwell, ii. 92.
  • 2. Hunting Reminiscences, 179.