COLEBROOKE, James (1722-61), of Gatton, Surr.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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27 Apr. 1751 - 10 May 1761

Family and Education

b. 21 July 1722, 2nd s. of James Colebrooke, London banker, and bro. of Robert Colebrooke and Sir George Colebrooke, M.P. educ. Leyden Univ. 1738; I. Temple 1737. m. 7 May 1747, Mary, da. and coh. of Stephen Skinner of Leyton, Essex, 2da. cr. Bt. 12 Oct. 1759, with sp. rem. to his bro. George.

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In 1751 James Colebrooke bought the manor of Gatton for £23,000, carrying with it the control of one seat at Gatton, for which he was returned as an opposition Whig. Next year he succeeded his father as head of the family banking business, becoming an important army contractor and underwriter of war loans. He died 10 May 1761.

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: Romney R. Sedgwick