ALDRIDGE, John Clater (?1737-95), of New Lodge, St. Leonards Forest, Suss.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1790-1820, ed. R. Thorne, 1986
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1784 - 1790
1790 - 16 May 1795

Family and Education

b. ?1737, 1st s. of Abel Aldridge of Uxbridge, Mdx. by Sarah née Clater of Bloomsbury, Mdx. educ. Merton, Oxf. 16 Dec. 1754, aged 17; L. Inn 1761. m. 1765, Henrietta Tomlinson, wid. of William Busby of Stoughton Grange, nr. Leicester, 3s. 2da. suc. fa. 1782.

Offices Held

Storekeeper of Ordnance, Apr. 1782-Apr. 1783, Dec. 1783-d.


Aldridge owed his Ordnance place and his seat in the Parliament of 1784 to his friend and neighbour the 3rd Duke of Richmond. It was Richmond, too, who supported and secured ministerial countenance for his successful candidature for Shoreham in 1790—he had been defeated there in 1774 and 1784. He made no mark in the ensuing Parliament, appearing only as a teller on the Poor Laws, 26, 31 May 1791. He was listed hostile to the repeal of the Test Act in Scotland that session. He died at Horsham, 16 May 1795.

Gent. Mag. (1795), i. 445.

Ref Volumes: 1790-1820

Author: R. G. Thorne