Sir Roger Bradshaigh, 3rd Baronet

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Sir Robert Bradshaigh, 3rd Baronet (1675–1747) of Haigh Hall near Wigan was a Tory politician who sat in the English House of Commons and British House of Commons for 52 years from 1695 to 1747.

Haigh Hall as rebuilt in 1840

Bradshaigh was the eldest son of Sir Roger Bradshaigh, 2nd Baronet of Haigh and his wife Mary Murray, daughter of Henry Murray of Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire and was baptized on 29 April 1675. He was educated privately under Mr Francis and at Ruthin School.[1] He succeeded his father on 17 June 1687.

Bradshaigh was returned as Member of Parliament for Wigan in 1695.[1] He sat until 1747 and was Father of the House of Commons for a short time in 1747.[2]

He was Mayor of Wigan for 1698, 1703, 1719, 1724 and 1729.

He married, in 1697, Rachel, the daughter of Sir John Guise, 2nd Baronet, M.P., of Elmore, Gloucestershire and had 4 sons and 2 daughters. In 1742 he handed over Haigh Hall to his eldest son and died in 1747.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "BRADSHAIGH, Sir Roger, 3rd Bt. (1675-1747), of Haigh Hall, nr. Wigan, Lancs". History of Parliament Online (1690-1715). Retrieved 17 September 2018.
  2. ^ "BRADSHAIGH, Sir Roger, 3rd Bt. (c.1675-1747), of Haigh Hall, nr. Wigan, Lancs". History of Parliament Online (1715-1754). Retrieved 17 September 2018.
Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
Sir Charles Turner, 1st Baronet, of Warham
Father of the House
1738–1747
Succeeded by
Edward Ashe (died 1748)