ALDRIDGE, John Clater (?1737-95), of New Lodge, St. Leonard's Forest, Suss.
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Family and Education
b. ?1737, 1st s. of Abel Aldridge of Uxbridge, Mdx. by his w. Sarah Clater. educ. Merton, Oxf. 16 Dec. 1754, aged 17; L. Inn 1761. m. Henrietta Tomlinson, wid. of William Busby of Stoughton Grange, nr. Leicester, 3s. 2da. suc. fa. 1782.
Storekeeper of Ordnance Apr. 1782-Apr. 1783 and Dec. 1783- d.
Aldridge had considerable estates in West Sussex, and twice—1774 and 1784—contested New Shore-ham after its representation had been thrown into the rape of Bramber. On both occasions he was bottom of the poll. He was a friend of the Duke of Richmond, who, when master-general of the Ordnance, appointed Aldridge to be storekeeper. In 1784 Aldridge was returned after a contest on the Ordnance interest for Queenborough. Six speeches by him are recorded before 1790: four on Ordnance business, and two on a complaint of Ordnance interference at Queenborough.
He died 16 May 1795.