Sir Robert Loder, 1st Baronet

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Robert Loder
Born 7 August 1823
Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died 27 May 1888
Worthing, West Sussex, England
Residence Beach House, Worthing
Nationality English
Education Emmanuel College, Cambridge
Occupation Landowner
Spouse(s) Maria Georgiana Busk
Parent(s) Giles Loder
Elizabeth Higgbotham
Relatives Hans Busk(father-in-law)

Sir Robert Loder, 1st Baronet, DL, JP (7 August 1823-May 1888) was an English landowner, magistrate and Conservative politician.


Early life[edit]

Robert Loder was born on 7 August 1823 in Saint Petersburg, Russia.[1][2] His father was Giles Loder (1786-1871) of Wilsford near Salisbury in Wiltshire, and his mother, Elizabeth Higgbotham (unknown-1848), daughter of John Higgbotham, of Saint Petersburg.[2] He was educated at Emmanuel College, Cambridge.[1][3]


He inherited a considerable fortune from his father and had extensive estates in Northamptonshire and Sussex as well as in Russia and Sweden.[4]


He was a Justice of the Peace and Deputy Lieutenant for Sussex and a JP for Northamptonshire. In 1877, he served as the High Sheriff of Sussex.[5]

At the 1880 general election, he was elected Member of Parliament for New Shoreham.[6] He held the seat until 1885.[7] In 1887 Loder was created a Baronet, of Whittlebury in the County of Northampton, and of High Beeches in Slaugham in the County of Sussex.[8]

Personal life[edit]

He married Maria Georgiana Busk (1826-1907), fourth daughter of Hans Busk (1772–1862), a Welsh poet.[2] They had ten children:

They resided at Beach House in Worthing, West Sussex. He died there in May 1888, at the age of sixty-four,[1][2] and was buried in the churchyard of Whittlebury, where he had restored the church.[1]


Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Sir Walter Burrell, Bt
Sir Stephen Cave
Member of Parliament for New Shoreham
With: Sir Walter Burrell, Bt
Constituency abolished
Baronetage of the United Kingdom
New creation Baronet
(of Whittlebury and High Beeches)
Succeeded by
Edmund Giles Loder