BRUDENELL, Robert (1769-1837), of Hambleden, Bucks.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1790-1820, ed. R. Thorne, 1986
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16 Nov. 1797 - 1802

Family and Education

b. 25 Apr. 1769, posth. s. and h. of Col. the Hon. Robert Brudenell by Anne, da. of Sir Cecil Bisshopp, 6th Bt., of Parham, Suss. educ. Harrow 1779. m. 8 Mar. 1794, Penelope Anne, da. of George John Cooke of Harefield Park, Mdx., 2s. 8da. suc. uncle James Bruce, 5th Earl of Cardigan, as 6th Earl 24 Feb. 1811.

Offices Held

Equerry to Queen Charlotte 1791-1810.

Capt. S. Bucks. yeomanry 1803.


Brudenell sat for Marlborough on his uncle the Earl of Ailesbury’s interest. His parliamentary career did not go beyond a silent support of administration. He gave it up in 1802, finding attendance ‘inconvenient and fatiguing’. He died 14 Aug. 1837.

Ailesbury mss, Ailesbury to Ld. Bruce, 23 June 1802.

Ref Volumes: 1790-1820

Author: Arthur Aspinall