BARBOR, Robert (d.1761), of Somerford, Staffs.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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8 Dec. 1747 - 1761

Family and Education

educ. I. Temple 1725. m. bef. 1730, Anne, 1s.

Offices Held

Clerk of the privy seal and clerk of the court of requests 1754-d.


A practising lawyer,1 and chief agent of Brownlow Cecil, Earl of Exeter, Barbor bought the manor of Somerford in 1734 for £5,400.2 He was returned for Stamford in 1747 on Lord Exeter’s interest, but is described by the 2nd Lord Egmont in his electoral survey c.1749-50 as one of ‘Lord Gower’s creatures’. He died 22 July 1761.

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: Paula Watson


  • 1. Cal. I. Temple Recs. iv. 122, 130, 248.
  • 2. J. Drakard, Hist. Stamford, 156 note B; VCH Staffs. v. 35.