MILBANCKE, Ralph (?c. 1670-1701), of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Northumb.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1690-1715, ed. D. Hayton, E. Cruickshanks, S. Handley, 2002
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8 Dec. 1697 - Oct. 1701

Family and Education

b. ?c.1670, 3rd s. of Sir Mark Milbancke, 1st Bt., of Halnaby, Yorks.; bro. of Sir Mark Milbancke, 2nd Bt.*  educ. L. Inn 1687.  m. Anne, da. of Dr Martin of Oxford, 1s. d.v.p. 1da.1

Offices Held

Member, hostmen’s co. of Newcastle-upon-Tyne 1689.2


Milbancke, who owned property in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Oxfordshire and Gateshead in Durham, was returned unopposed for Northallerton at a by-election in 1697, and again at the general election in 1698. He was classed as a member of the Country party in a comparative analysis of the old and new House, and was later that year listed as likely to oppose a standing army. He was, however, an inactive Member. Having been returned unopposed in the first 1701 election, he was included on a list of those MPs likely to support the Court in agreeing with the supply committee’s resolution to continue the ‘Great Mortgage’. On 30 Sept. 1701 Narcissus Luttrell* recorded that Milbancke was ‘dangerously ill’, and on 4 Oct. noted that Milbancke had died ‘some days since’. By his will he left £4,000 to his daughter, Dorothy.3

Ref Volumes: 1690-1715

Authors: Eveline Cruickshanks / Ivar McGrath


  • 1. Borthwick Inst. York, wills, Prerog. Ct. Jan. 1705; Burke, Commoners, iv. 398; J. Foster, Peds. of Yorks. ii. (Milbancke).
  • 2. Newcastle Hostmen’s Co. (Surtees Soc. cv), 273.
  • 3. Borthwick Inst. York, wills, Prerog. Ct. Jan. 1705; Huntington Lib. Stowe 58(1), p. 18; Luttrell, Brief Relation, v. 94, 96.