MADOCKS, John (c.1723-94), of Vron Iw, Denb. and Vale Mascal, Bexley, Kent.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1754-1790, ed. L. Namier, J. Brooke., 1964
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3 Feb. 1786 - 1790

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.

Offices Held

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.