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    ADDINGTON, Henry (1757-1844), of Woodley, nr. Reading, Berks. and White Lodge, Richmond Park, Surr.

    that Addington stood ‘higher than ever in his good opinion’: he himself had admonished the Speaker, ‘I see nothing but ruin, Addington, if you hesitate’. When asked if he thought the new administration could last, he replied that ‘though Addington

    ADDINGTON, Henry (1757-1844), of Mortimer, Berks.

    power: ‘Secretary, either official or confidential, I should wish you’, wrote Bragge on 30 Dec. 1783, but Addington received no appointment.[footnote]About this time Addington was offered a seat in Parliament. ‘Whoever the gentleman was who made you that unexpected offer’,

    ADDINGTON, John Hiley (1759-1818), of Langford Court, Som.

    earlier verdict. To Sidmouth, Pitt ‘threw out difficulties about placing Bond and Hiley Addington; dwelt upon the appearance of hostility and defiance’; and shortly before Sidmouth’s resignation Addington wrote:the object is to force you to resign in order to afford

    LEIGH, Nicholas (1494/95-1581), of Addington, Surr.

    The Leigh family had held property in Addington since 1371, and in 1446 Nicholas Leigh’s grandfather bought the manor. Leigh’s inheritance also included, after life-interests given to his mother and aunt, lands in Addington, Headley and Leatherhead. Some eight years

    ESTCOURT, Thomas (1748-1818), of Estcourt House, nr. Tetbury, Glos.

    On 1 May 1804 he wrote to Addington regretting his fall from power and hoping that he would ‘retain sufficient influence’ to promote the ‘same system’. He felt bound to follow as Addington led. Accordingly he joined the opposition to

    EYRE, Anthony Hardolph (1757-1836), of Grove Park, Notts.

    he supported Addington, speaking on 3 June 1803 against Patten’s censure motion. On 8 and 29 Feb. 1804 he commended the volunteer consolidation bill, as a ‘warm friend to the volunteer system’; he lamented the opposition coalition against Addington and

    SARGENT, John (1750-1831), of Woolavington, Suss.

    unexpectedly defeated at Queenborough, but Addington found him another seat on Lord de Dunstanville’s interest before the year was out. He steered several ministerial bills through the committee stage, but took no part in debate. Addington was prepared to see

    BENN WALSH, John (1759-1825), of Warfield Park, Berks.

    friends, but the success of Addington’s application for a baronetcy for him removed all doubts. In a grateful letter to Addington, 14 May 1804, he deplored the loss of ‘your enlightened, mild and constitutional administration’ and added ‘I hope you

    SULLIVAN, Richard Joseph (1752-1806), of Thames Ditton, Surr.

    of 1802 he successfully contested Seaford on the interest of Lord Pelham, Home secretary in the Addington ministry. Like his elder brother, he supported Addington, one of whose last official acts in 1804 was to secure him a baronetcy, and

    GODDARD, Ambrose (?1727-1815), of Swindon, Wilts.

    his administration. The rift between Addington and Pitt, as well as his poor attendance,[footnote] caused him to be listed ‘doubtful’ in September 1804 after Pitt’s return to power. On 27 Dec. he wrote to congratulate Addington on his reconciliation with

    HARDMAN, Edward (1741-1814), of Drogheda, co. Louth.

    Abbot and by Isaac Corry as ‘a trick to secure himself the government interest’. He claimed that the prime minister, Addington, concurred with them in urging the Castle to throw out Hardman, if possible, at the next election, ‘as his

    BRAGGE (afterwards BRAGGE BATHURST), Charles (1754-1831), of Lydney Park, Glos.

    having married a Princess of the Blood’, when Addington made him treasurer of the navy with ‘a salary of £4,000 paid quarterly, without deduction, and a house’, and a privy councillor. Addington was thought imprudent ‘in giving his brother-in-law, per

    STEELE, Thomas (1753-1823), of Westhampnett, nr. Chichester, Suss.

    the treasurership of the navy, preferring to remain where he was.[footnote]When Addington replaced Pitt in 1801, ‘well tempered’ Steele, ‘the friend and ex-favourite of Pitt’, stayed at his post. (Addington at first intended him to be secretary at war.) This

    HEATHCOTE, John II (1767-1838), of Conington Castle, Hunts.

    then ‘Addington’s friends on whom some impression might be made’ and finally ‘doubtful Addington’. On 12 Feb. 1805, however, after Addington had joined the government, he voted against war with Spain and on 12 June he joined the majority for

    DALLAS, Robert (1756-1824), of New Square, Lincoln's Inn, Mdx.

    joined with Addington in opposing his additional force bill in June 1804, preferring the latter’s defence scheme. On 22 June he defended the lord advocate against his critics. On 28 Dec. he addressed a long letter to Addington pointing out

    BOND, Nathaniel (1754-1823), of 11 Paper Buildings, Inner Temple, London and East Holme, Dorset.

    Addington was made aware of the flirtation with his friend. Bond nevertheless kept aloof and advised Addington against a rapprochement with Pitt in December 1804, unless he was conceded sufficient influence in Pitt’s counsels. In his negotiations for it,

    HERON, Patrick (c.1735-1803), of Heron, Kirkcudbright.

    for three substantial voters petitioning jointly.[footnote]On the eve of leaving London after the loss of his seat Heron wrote to Addington thatthe same sentiments which attached me to you on your coming into administration still operate in my mind as

    HILLIARD, Edward (1754-1815), of Cowley House, nr. Uxbridge, Mdx.

    any conjoined efforts of the members of opposition.He added that he had never solicited, directly or indirectly, any favour from Addington, voting with him ‘from real approbation and principle’.[footnote] At that time he was classed by the Pittites as doubtful,

    NEWBOLT, John Henry (?1769-1823), of 94 Great Russell Street, Mdx. and Portswood House, Hants.

    badges by paupers, which had fallen into disuse but had lately been revived. After several debates, in one of which Addington was somewhat patronizing to Newbolt’s bill, it passed on 2 Dec. Soon afterwards he declined the office of advocate

    ADAMS, James (1752-1816), of Berkeley Square, Mdx.

    subscribed £5,000 to the loyalty loan for 1797 and his brother Charles £2,000. Although never particularly close to his brother-in-law Addington, he was appointed a lord of the Admiralty by the latter on taking office in 1801. He was occasionally

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