BROKE, Philip (1702-62), of Broke Hall, Suff.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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27 Jan. 1730 - 1734

Family and Education

b. 1702, 1st s. of Robert Broke of Nacton by Elizabeth, da. of John Hewitt, of Waresley, Hunts. educ. Pembroke, Camb. 1726. m. (1) 1732, Anne, da. and coh. of Martin Bowes of Bury St. Edmunds, 1s.; (2) Alice, da. and eventually h. of Sir Comport Fytche, 2nd Bt., of Eltham, Kent, wid. of Sir John Barker, 6th Bt., of Sproughton, Suff., s.p. suc. fa. 1714.

Offices Held


Broke was descended from Sir Robert Broke (d. 1529), chief baron of the Exchequer, who built the family seat at Nacton, near Ipswich.1 Returned as a Tory after a contest at a by-election, he spoke against the Hessians on 4 Feb. 1730,2 voted consistently against the Government, but did not stand again. He died 21 Sept. 1762.

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: Romney R. Sedgwick


  • 1. Copinger, Suff. Manors. iii. 68.
  • 2. Winnington to Fox, Feb. [1730], Fox mss.