MITFORD, John (1748-1830), of Lincoln's Inn, London
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Family and Education
b. 18 Aug. 1748, s. of John Mitford of Exbury, Hants, by Philadelphia, da. of William Reveley of Newton Underwood, Northumb.; bro. of William Mitford. educ. Cheam; I. Temple 1772, called 1777. m.6 June 1803, Lady Frances Perceval, da. of John, 2nd Earl of Egmont, 1s. 3da. Kntd. 15 Feb. 1793; cr. Baron Redesdale 15 Feb. 1802; suc. to property of his distant relative Thomas Edwards Freeman and took add. name of Freeman 1809.
Bencher I. Temple 1789, treasurer 1795; justice of the counties of Carm. Pemb. Card. 1789; K.C. 1789; solicitor-gen. 1793-9; attorney-gen. 1799-1801; Speaker of House of Commons 1801-02; P.C. 18 Feb. 1801; P.C. [I] 9 Feb. 1802; ld. chancellor [I] 1802-6.
Mitford was returned for Bere Alston on the interest of his cousin Lord Lovaine. He voted with Pitt over the Regency.
He died 16 Jan. 1830.