BURDETT, Sir Robert, 4th Bt. (1716-97), of Bramcote, nr. Nuneaton, Warws. and Foremark, nr. Repton, Derbys.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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12 Dec. 1748 - 1768

Family and Education

b. 28 May 1716, posth. s. and h. of Robert Burdett of Bramcote by Elizabeth, da. of William, 4th Visct. Tracy [I]. educ. Westminster; New Coll. Oxf. 1733. m. (1) 6 Nov. 1739, Elizabeth (d. 24 Aug. 1747), da. of Sir Charles Sedley, 1st Bt., sis. of Sir Charles Sedley, 2nd Bt., 3s. 2da.; (2) 17 July 1753, Lady Caroline Manners, da. of John Manners, M.P., 2nd Duke of Rutland, wid. of Sir Henry Harpur, 5th Bt.. suc. gd.-fa. as 4th Bt. at birth.

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Burdett was returned as a Tory for Tamworth in succession to Sir Henry Harpur on the interest of the 2nd Lord Middleton, subsequently marrying Harpur’s widow. He died 13 Feb. 1797.

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: Romney R. Sedgwick