ROBARTES, Hon. Hender (1635-88), of Lanhydrock, Cornw.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1660-1690, ed. B.D. Henning, 1983
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5 May 1660
16 May 1661
Mar. 1679
Oct. 1679

Family and Education

bap. 28 Nov. 1635, 4th but 1st surv. s. of John, later 1st Earl of Radnor by 1st w. Lady Lucy Rich, da. and coh. of Robert Rich, 2nd Earl of Warwick; bro. of Robert Robartes and half-bro. of Francis Robartes. educ. Felsted; Christ’s, Camb. 1650; travelled abroad (France) 1655-7. unm.1

Offices Held

J.p. Cornw. July 1660-?d., commr. for assessment 1664-80, recusants 1675; freeman, Bodmin and Tintagel 1685.2

Gent. of the privy chamber 1661-85.3


At the general election of 1660 Robartes stood for the family boroughs of Bodmin and Truro, and was involved in double returns for each. He was allowed to take his seat for the former constituency on the merits of the return. Lord Wharton marked him as a friend, but he was not active in the Convention, and may have voted with the Court. He was probably appointed to the committee for the assessment ordinance on 5 May, and certainly added on 20 Dec. to that for settling wine licences.4

Robartes was seated after