MILBANKE, Sir Ralph, 5th Bt. (?1721-98), of Halnaby Hall, Yorks.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1754-1790, ed. L. Namier, J. Brooke., 1964
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1754 - 1761
1761 - 1768

Family and Education

b. ?1721, 1st s. of Sir Ralph Milbanke, 4th Bt., of Halnaby Hall by his 2nd w. Anne, da. of Edward Delaval of South Dissington, Northumb.  educ. Westminster, Apr. 1733 (aged 11)-1740.  m. 1748, Elizabeth, da. and coh. of John Hedworth, M.P., of Chester-le-Street, co. Dur., 2s. 1da.  suc. fa. 9 May 1748.

Offices Held

Sheriff, Yorks. 1753-4.


At the general election of 1754 Edwin Lascelles, M.P. for Scarborough since 1744, intended to stand again but withdrew when Milbanke announced his candidature; Milbanke was supported by Administration and returned without a poll.

He was connected with Lord Holdernesse, the leading peer in the North Riding and the chief rival in county affairs to Rockingham, and in 1761 was returned by Holdernesse for Richmond. He supported every Administration, 1761-8, without apparently ever speaking in the House. In 1762 Holdernesse sold his interest at Richmond to Sir Lawrence Dundas, and Milbanke did not stand in 1768.

He died 8 Jan. 1798.

Ref Volumes: 1754-1790

Author: John Brooke