PARDOE, John (?1756-96), of Low Layton, Essex and 14 Bedford Row, Mdx.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1790-1820, ed. R. Thorne, 1986
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1780 - 1784
16 Aug. 1784 - 1790
1790 - 26 Apr. 1796

Family and Education

b. ?1756, o.s. of John Pardoe, dir. E.I. Co. 1765-8, of 16 Size Lane, London and Low Layton by Anne, sis. of Lt.-Gen. Edward Urmston.1 educ. Newcome’s Acad. Hackney; Trinity Coll. Camb. 18 Apr. 1775, aged 18; L. Inn 1774, called 1779. m. 23 Feb. 1786, Jane, da. of Thomas Oliver of Layton, Essex, 4s. 1da.

Offices Held


Pardoe’s father, a wealthy merchant, purchased his seats in Parliament for him on the Treasury interest. In 1790, having unsuccessfully contested Sudbury, he transferred to West Looe, whose patron John Buller returned friends of government. Pardoe continued to give, it seems, a silent support to administration, but there is no sign of parliamentary activity, apart from his being listed host