MITFORD, John (1748-1830), of Lincoln's Inn, London

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1754-1790, ed. L. Namier, J. Brooke., 1964
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23 Dec. 1788 - July 1799
24 July 1799 - 15 Feb. 1802

Family and Education

b. 18 Aug. 1748, s. of John Mitford of Exbury, Hants, by Philadelphia, da. of William Reveley of Newton Underwood, Northumb.; bro. of William Mitford.  educ. Cheam; I. Temple 1772, called 1777.  m.6 June 1803, Lady Frances Perceval, da. of John, 2nd Earl of Egmont, 1s. 3da.  Kntd. 15 Feb. 1793; cr. Baron Redesdale 15 Feb. 1802; suc. to property of his distant relative Thomas Edwards Freeman and took add. name of Freeman 1809.

Offices Held

Bencher I. Temple 1789, treasurer 1795; justice of the counties of Carm. Pemb. Card. 1789; K.C. 1789; solicitor-gen. 1793-9; attorney-gen. 1799-1801; Speaker of House of Commons 1801-02; P.C. 18 Feb. 1801; P.C. [I] 9 Feb. 1802; ld. chancellor [I] 1802-6.


Mitford was returned for Bere Alston on the interest of his cousin Lord Lovaine. He voted with Pitt over the Regency.

He died 16 Jan. 1830.

Ref Volumes: 1754-1790

Author: Mary M. Drummond