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|Pratt, the Hon.|
John [Jeffreys].Adm. nobleman (age 17) at TRINITY, Nov. 11, 1776. [Only] s. of Charles (1731) [1st] Baron Camden, Lord Chancellor (and Elizabeth, dau. of Nicholas Jeffreys, of The Priory, Co. Brecknock). [B. Feb. 11, 1759.] School, Fawley, Bucks.
Matric. Michs. 1776; M.A. 1779; Hon.
Chancellor of the University, 1834-40.
M.P. for Bath, 1780-94.
Viscount Bayham by courtesy, 1786.
Succeeded his father as 2nd Earl Camden, Apr. 18, 1794.
Created Earl of Brecknock and Marquess of Camden, 1812.
Succeeded to the estate of Bayham Abbey, Lamberhurst, Sussex, and to The Wilderness, Seal, Kent, 1797, on the death of his cousin, John Pratt.
Teller of the Exchequer, 1780-1834.
A Lord of the Admiralty, 1782-3; a Lord of the Treasury, 1789-94.
Lord-Lieut. of Ireland, 1794-8; during his tenure of office, as a strong opponent of Catholic emancipation and of all reform, he was unpopular; his appointment ended with the rebellion of 1798, when at his own request he was superseded by Lord Cornwallis.
Secretary of State for the Colonies, 1804.
Secretary of War, 1804-5. Lord President of the Council, 1805-6 and 1807-12.
Described by Canning as 'useless lumber in the Ministry.' Elder Brother of Trinity House.
A director of Greenwich Hospital, 1815.
Married, Dec. 31, 1785, by special licence, Frances, dau. of William Molesworth, of Wembury, Devon.
Died Oct. 8, 1840.
Father of George C., Earl of Brecknock (1816). (W. R. Williams, MSS.; Burke, P. and B.; G.E.C.; D.N.B.)
|Hon. John Jeffreys PRATT |
Approx. lifespan: 17591840
nobleman aged 17 Trinity College adm1776:11:11
Only s. of Charles PRATT (1731) [1st] Baron Camden, Lord Chancellor: (and Elizabeth JEFFREYS dau. of Nicholas JEFFREYS, of The Priory, Breconshire , ). [
Sch: Fawley School Fawley, Buckinghamshire ,
Chancellor of: : University 1834-40
M.P. for: : Bath, [Somerset], 1780-94
Viscount Bayham by courtesy 1786
Succeeded his father as 2nd Earl Camden 1794:04:18
Created Earl of Brecknock and Marquess of Camden 1812
Succeeded to the estate of Bayham Abbey, Bayham, [Sussex], Lamberhurst, Kent , , and to The Wilderness, Seal, Kent , 1797,on the death of his cousin, John PRATT
Teller of the Exchequer 1780-1834
Lord of Admiralty 1782-83
a Lord of the Treasury 1789-94
Lord-Lieutenant of: Ireland , 1794-98
during his tenure of office, as a strong opponent of Catholic emancipation and of all reform, he was unpopular; his appointment ended with the rebellion of 1798,when at his own request he was superseded by Lord Cornwallis.
Sec. of State: for the Colonies 1804
Sec. of: : War 1804-05
Lord President of: : Council 1805-6, and 1807-12
Described by Canning as "useless lumber in Ministry "
Elder brother of Trinity House.
Director of: : Greenwich Hospital Greenwich, [London], 1815
m. 1785:12:31,by special licence, Frances MOLESWORTH dau. of William MOLESWORTH, of Wembury, Devon ,
father of George C. PRATT
Earl of Brecknock (1816)
(W. R. Williams, MSS. ; Burke, P. and B.; G.E.C.; D.N.B .)
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