LYTTON, John Robinson (1724-62), of Knebworth, Herts.

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

Family and Education

bap. 30 Sept. 1724, 1st surv. s. of William Robinson Lytton of Knebworth by Elizabeth, da. and h. of Giles Heysham of Stagenhoe, Herts. educ. Jesus, Oxf. 1741, D.C.L. 1746. m. 12 Apr. 1744, Leonora, da. and h. of Humphrey Brereton of Borras, Denb., 1da. d.v.p. suc. fa. 1732.

Offices Held

Sheriff, Herts. 1758-9.


Lytton, who does not appear to have had any Shropshire connexions, was returned for Bishop’s Castle soon after marrying a wife said to have a fortune of £50,000.1 His D.C.L. Oxford shows him to have been a Tory and in the 1747 Parliament he was classed as Opposition. He died April 1762.

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: J. B. Lawson


  • 1. Gent. Mag. 1744, p. 227.