Samuel Elias Sawbridge

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Samuel Elias Sawbridge (7 January 1769 - 27 May 1850) was an English politician who sat in the House of Commons of Great Britain and then of the United Kingdom from 1796 to 1797 and in 1807.

Sawbridge was the eldest son of John Sawbridge of Olantigh and his wife Anne Stephenson, daughter of Sir William Stephenson. His father was Lord Mayor of London in 1775 and MP for Hythe and the City of London.[1]

Sawbridge was elected Member of Parliament for Canterbury in 1796 but his election was declared void on 2 March 1797. He was re-elected on 10 March 1797 but was unseated on petition on 12 May 1797. He was MP for Canterbury again from February 1807 to May 1807.[2]

Sawbridge died in May 1850, aged 81.

Sawbridge married Elizabeth Ellis, daughter of Brabazon Ellis of Wyddial Hall, Hertfordshire.[1] His son John was Member of Parliament for Wareham for many years.

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Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
George Gipps
Sir John Honywood, Bt
Member of Parliament for Canterbury
1796 - 2 March 1797
With: John Baker
Succeeded by
Election declared void 2 Mar 1797
Preceded by
Election declared void 2 Mar 1797
Member of Parliament for Canterbury
10 March 1797 - 12 May 1797
With: John Baker
Succeeded by
Sir John Honywood, Bt
George Gipps
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
John Baker
James Simmons
Member of Parliament for Canterbury
February–May 1807
With: John Baker
Succeeded by
John Baker
Edward Taylor