MADOCKS, John (c.1723-94), of Vron Iw, Denb. and Vale Mascal, Bexley, Kent.
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Family and Education
b. c.1723, s. of William Madocks of Llay, Denb. by Anne, da. of John Pulestone of Pickhill, Denb. educ. Shrewsbury; L. Inn 1742; M. Temple 1748, called 1749. m. 13 Apr. 1758, Frances, da. of Joseph White-church of Twickenham, 3s.
Bencher, L. Inn 1772; K.C. 1776; bencher, M. Temple 1776, reader 1783, treasurer 1787.
Madocks was estimated by the Salisbury Journal, 25 Mar. 1782, to be the fifth most prosperous barrister, earning £3,800 p.a. At the Westbury by-election of 1786 he was returned unopposed on Lord Abingdon’s interest. He voted with Pitt on the impeachment of Impey, 9 May 1788, and over the Regency, 1788-9. There is no record of his having spoken in the House. Boswell’s estimate was: ‘a sensible, but a wondrous dull man’.1
He died 24 Oct. 1794.
Ref Volumes: 1754-1790
Author: J. A. Cannon
- 1. Private Pprs. x. 185.