HODGKINSON, Robert (?1721-92), of Overton, Derbys.

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

Family and Education

b. ?1721, 3rd s. of Joseph Banks of Revesby Abbey by his 1st w.;, bro. of William Banks. educ. Ch. Ch. Oxf. 8 June 1741, aged 19. m. 1757, Bridget, da. of Thomas Williams of Edwinsford, Carm., s.p. suc. to Overton estate and assumed name and arms of Hodgkinson in 1743.

Offices Held

Sheriff, Carm. 1784-5.


As a younger son Robert Banks was indentured to a Bristol merchant in October 1739. Following the deaths of his eldest brother Joseph in 1740 and his father in 1741, he succeeded his next brother William, as second surviving son under entail, to the Overton estate of his maternal grandfather William Hodgkinson.1 Though a stranger to Wareham, he was seated there on petition in 1748, presumably as a government supporter, since he and John Pitt replaced two of the Prince’s followers. He did not stand again. Shortly after his wife’s death he died by his own hand, 11 Nov. 1792.2

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: R. S. Lea


  • 1. Letters and Pprs. Banks Fam. (Lincoln Rec. Soc. xlv), pp. xxx, 181.
  • 2. Gent. Mag. 1792, p. 1060.