FREDERICK, John (1750-1825), of Burwood Park, Surr.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1754-1790, ed. L. Namier, J. Brooke., 1964
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30 Dec. 1774 - 1780
29 Jan. 1781 - 1790
7 Nov. 1794 - 1807

Family and Education

b. 18 Mar. 1750, o. surv. s. of John Frederick. educ. Westminster 1760-5; Trinity, Oxf. 1767; Grand Tour 1769-72. m. 15 Oct. 1778, Mary, da. and coh. of Richard Garth of Morden, Surr., 6s. 5da. suc. fa. as 5th Bt. 9 Apr. 1783.

Offices Held


Frederick was returned for Newport by Humphry Morice as a follower of Administration. Morice having sold his boroughs, no other seat was found for Frederick at the general election of 1780. In 1781 he was returned at Christchurch by Edward Hooper: ‘From the interest on which he procured his seat’, wrote the English Chronicle, ‘we may venture to predict he will be the close friend of the minister.’ And Frederick consistently voted with the North Administration till its fall. He voted against Shelburne’s peace preliminaries, 18 Feb. 1783; for Fox’s East India bill, 27 Nov. 1783; and he opposed Pitt till he went out of Parliament in 1790.

The Public Ledger wrote about Frederick in 1779: ‘This gentleman is no speaker’; and there is no record of his having spoken in the House before 1790.

He died 16 Jan. 1825.

Ref Volumes: 1754-1790

Author: Mary M. Drummond