PORTER, Aubrey (c.1660-1717), of Bury St. Edmunds, Suff.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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1 Dec. 1705 - 25 Apr. 1717

Family and Education

b. c.1660, 3rd s. of George Porter by Lady Diana Goring, da. of George Goring, M.P., 1st Earl of Norwich, wid. of Thomas Covert, of Slaugham, Suss. m. Kezia, da. of Sir Thomas Hervey, M.P., of Ickworth Suff., sis. of John Hervey, M.P., 1st Earl of Bristol, 1s.

Offices Held

Page of honour 1671; capt. Lord Windsor’s regt. of Horse 1703, lt.-col. 1708, half pay 1713.


The grandson of Endymion Porter, M.P., one of Charles I’s courtiers, and the son of a royalist officer, who made his peace with Parliament, Aubrey Porter owed his seat to his brother-in-law, Lord Bristol. Re-elected unopposed as a Whig in 1715, he voted for the septennial bill in 1716, dying 25 Apr. 1717.

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: Romney R. Sedgwick