BOND, John (1753-1824), of Creech Grange, Dorset.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1790-1820, ed. R. Thorne, 1986
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1780 - Feb. 1801

Family and Education

b. 24 July 1753, 1st surv. s. of John Bond of Creech Grange by Mary, da. and coh. of Edmund Dummer of Swaythling, Hants; bro. of Nathaniel Bond*. educ. Winchester 1766; Magdalene, Camb. 1771; I. Temple 1773, called 1779. m. 20 Aug. 1798, Elizabeth, da. and h. of John Lloyd of Cefncoed, Card., 2s. 2da. suc. fa. 1784.

Offices Held

Sheriff, Card, 1804-5.


Bond continued to sit for Corfe Castle on the family interest. An independent country gentleman, he gave a general and silent support to Pitt’s administration. In April 1791 he was listed hostile to the repeal of the Test Act in Scotland. His name appeared in the minority lists occasionally: on 26 Jan. 1795 he voted for Wilberforce’s amendment, and on 6 Feb. for Grey’s motion in favour of peace; on 13 Mar. 1797 he voted for Harrison’s motion for retrenchment and also that Fox’s name be added to the public accounts committee. He voted for his colleague Bankes’s amendment of 19 June 1798, on the question of sending the militia to Ireland against the rebels. In February 1801 he vacated his seat to let in his brother Nathaniel, a friend of the new administration. He died 12 May 1824.

Ref Volumes: 1790-1820

Author: R. G. Thorne