ST. AUBYN, Sir John, 4th Bt. (1726-72), of Clowance and St. Michael's Mount, Cornw.
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Family and Education
b. 12 Nov. 1726, o.s. of Sir John St. Aubyn, 3rd Bt.. educ. Oriel, Oxf. 1744. m. 4 June 1756, Elizabeth, da. of William Wingfield of Washington, co. Dur., 1s. 5da. suc. fa. 15 Aug. 1744.
St. Aubyn inherited from his mother the manor of Stoke Damerel, a highly valuable property, including the whole of modern Devonport, Morice Town and Plymouth docks.1 Though under age he was returned at Launceston as a Tory in 1747 on the interest of his uncle, Sir William Morice, but was not put up in 1754 by his Whig cousin Humphry Morice. Under George III he represented the county as a Tory, voting with the Opposition.
He died 12 Oct. 1772.
Ref Volumes: 1715-1754
Author: Eveline Cruickshanks
- 1. Parochial Hist. Cornw. i. 268.