TALBOT, Hon. John (c.1712-56), of Lincoln's Inn.
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Family and Education
b. c.1712, 3rd s. of Charles, 1st Baron Talbot of Hensol, and bro. of Hon. William Talbot. educ. L. Inn 1734, called 1737. m. (1) 30 May 1737, Henrietta (d. Sept. 1747), da. and coh. of Sir Matthew Decker, 1st Bt., s.p.; (2) 4 Aug. 1748, Catherine, da. of John Chetwynd, 2nd Visct. Chetwynd [I], 4s.
Recorder, Brecon 1734-45; puisne justice of Chester 1740-d.; ld. of Trade Dec. 1755-d.
Returned for Brecon on the Tredegar interest, Talbot, a lawyer, voted for the Government in all recorded divisions. In 1742 he was on the court list for the ballot on members of the committee of inquiry into Walpole’s Administration, to which he was one of the few Old Whigs elected. Nevertheless, he voted and spoke for the bill indemnifying witnesses who gave evidence to the committee incriminating themselves.1 Otherwise he continued to act with the Government till his death, 23 Sept. 1756.
Ref Volumes: 1715-1754
Author: Peter D.G. Thomas
- 1. Walpole to Mann, 1 Apr. and 20 May 1742.