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Aubrey, John, 1739-1826
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AUBREY, SIR JOHN, BART., eldest son of Sir Thomas Aubrey, Bart., and Martha, sister of Thomas Richard Carter (qv); b. 4 Jul 1739; adm. May 1752; KS 1754; elected to Christ Church, Oxford 1758, matr. 24 May 1758, but not adm. as Westminster Student; DCL 8 Jul 1763; Grand Tour (Italy) 1764-5; MP Wallingford 1768-74, Aylesbury 1774-80, Wallingford 1780-4, Buckinghamshire 1784-90, Clitheroe 1790-6, Aldeburgh 1796-1812, Steyning 1812-20, Horsham from 1820; a Lord of the Admiralty Jul 1782 - Apr 1783; a Lord of the Treasury Dec 1783 - Apr 1789; succ. father as 6th baronet 4 Sep 1786; of Boarstall and Dorton, Bucks.; “father” of the House of Commons; m. 1st, 9 Mar 1771 Mary, dau. of Sir James Colebrooke, Bart., MP; m. 2nd, 26 May 1783 his cousin Martha Catherine, dau. of George Richard Carter, Chilton, Bucks.; d. 14 Mar 1826.
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May have gained some financial benefit from his wife's uncles estates [and enslaved people] on Antigua, but 'Aubrey appears to have had little connection to slave-owning apart from possibly the above; he was also, on the other hand, a staunch advocate of the abolition of the slave trade in 1807.'
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International Standard Archival Authority Record for Corporate Bodies, Persons and Families - ISAAR(CPF) 2nd edition
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Prepared for import into AtoM by Westminster School Archive staff, 2019-2020
Revised by Bethany Duck, Archive Assistant, September 2020
Supplementary information drawn from UCL's Legacies of British Slave-ownership database. Entry URL: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/lbs/person/view/2146659677
Users should note that the information recorded here that is not to be found in the first two volumes of the Record of Old Westminsters and its first Supplement has been assembled from various published and manuscript sources by Hugh Edmund Pagan MA FSA, and all new resulting text is his copyright, © 2014.
The Record of Old Westminsters: A biographical list of all those who are known to have been educated at Westminster School from the earliest times to 1927, Volumes 1 & 2, compiled by G. F. Russell Barker and Alan H. Stenning, London, 1928.