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Burdett, Francis, 1770-1844
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BURDETT, SIR FRANCIS, BART., brother of Robert Burdett (adm. 1776, qv); b. 25 Jan 1770; adm. 16 Sep 1778; expelled as one of the ringleaders of the rebellion “up School” against Samuel Smith (qv), Head Master, autumn 1786; Christ Church, Oxford, matr. 13 Dec 1785; Grand Tour (France, Italy) 1789-91; succ. his grandfather as 5th baronet, 15 Feb 1797; MP Boroughbridge 1796-1802, Middlesex 1802- 9 Jul 1804, 4 Mar 1805 - 10 Feb 1806, Westminster 1807-37, Wiltshire North from 1837; denounced the war with France, and frequently protested against the suspension of the Habeas Corpus Act; imprisoned on political charges in 1810 and 1820; a zealous advocate of parliamentary reform, and of Catholic emancipation; a vehement opponent of flogging in the army, and corruption in parliament; a staunch Radical until the passage of the Reform Act of 1832, but afterwards became a strong Tory and “thanked God there was another House”; m. 5 Aug 1793 Sophia, youngest dau. of Thomas Coutts, London, banker; d. 23 Jan 1844. DNB.
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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
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.
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