TALBOT, Hon. John (c.1712-56), of Lincoln's Inn.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1754-1790, ed. L. Namier, J. Brooke., 1964
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1734 - 1754
1754 - 23 Sept. 1756

Family and Education

b. c.1712, 3rd s. of Charles, 1st Baron Talbot (lord chancellor 1733-7), by Cecil, da. and h. of Charles Matthews of Castell-y-Mynach, Glam.  educ. L. Inn 1734, called 1737.  m. (1) 30 May 1737, Henrietta (d. Sept. 1747), da. and coh. of Sir Matthew Decker, 1st Bt., M.P., s.p.; (2) 4 Aug. 1748, Catherine, da. of John Chetwynd, 2nd Visct. Chetwynd, M.P., 4s.

Offices Held

Recorder, Brecon 1734-45; puisne justice of Chester 1740- d.; ld. of Trade Dec. 1755- d.


Talbot was a regular Government supporter. After 1747 his position at Brecon was no longer secure. In Newcastle’s election papers is a note of 15 Mar. 1754: ‘Mr. Legge has acquainted the Duke of Newcastle that as Mr. Talbot cannot come in where [he] is now chosen, he is desirous to represent some other borough.’1 For his election at Ilchester he received £1,000 from secret service funds towards a total expense of £2,000.  He died 23 Sept. 1756.

Ref Volumes: 1754-1790

Author: Mary M. Drummond


  • 1. Add. 32999, ff. 34-35.