DAVERS, Sir Charles, 6th Bt. (1737-1806), of Rushbrook, Suff.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1790-1820, ed. R. Thorne, 1986
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1774 - 1802

Family and Education

b. 4 June 1737, 3rd s. of Sir Jermyn Davers, 4th Bt., of Rougham by Margaretta, da. of Rev. Edward Green of Drinkstone. educ. Bury St. Edmunds sch. 1744, Trinity Coll. Camb. 1755; Grand Tour. unm. 5s. 3da. by Frances Treice with whom he lived c.1768-d.1 suc. bro. Robert as 6th Bt. June 1763.

Offices Held

Lt. 48 Ft. (America) 1758; capt. 99 Ft. Jan. 1761, 44 Ft. Oct. 1761; Irish half-pay 1766; maj. commdt. Bury vols. 1798.


Davers owed his seats in Parliament to his alliance with the 3rd Duke of Grafton, who encouraged him to cultivate his family interest at Bury at the expense of his brother-in-law the 4th Earl of Bristol. An independent country gentleman, he had ranged himself against Pitt’s ministry, without formally associating himself with the Whigs. Thus in the Suffolk elect