Benjamin Bridges Hunter Rodwell QC (17 January 1815 – 6 February 1892) was a British lawyer and Conservative politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1874 to 1881.

Rodwell was the son of William Rodwell, an Ipswich banker, and his wife Elizabeth Anne Hunter, daughter of Benjamin Hunter of Glencarse, Perthshire. Benjamin Rodwell was educated at Charterhouse School and Trinity College, Cambridge, before being admitted at Inner Temple and called to the bar at Middle Temple in 1840.[1] He served on the South-Eastern Circuit. In 1858, he became a Queen's Counsel and Bencher of his Inn. He was a J.P. and Deputy Lieutenant of Suffolk and Chairman of the quarter sessions.[2]

Rodwell was elected as a Member of Parliament for Cambridgeshire in 1874, being reelected in 1879 and resigning in 1881.[3] He was married to Mary Packer Boggis, daughter of James Boggis, in 1844.[2] Rodwell died at his residence, Woodlands, in Holbrook, at the age of 77.


  1. ^ "Rodwell, Benjamin Bridges Hunter (RDWL830BB)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge.
  2. ^ a b Debretts House of Commons and the Judicial Bench 1881
  3. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "C" (part 1)

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Lord George Manners
Sir Henry Brand
Eliot Constantine Yorke
Member of Parliament for Cambridgeshire
With: Sir Henry Brand 1874–1881
Eliot Constantine Yorke 1874–1879
Edward Hicks
Succeeded by
Sir Henry Brand
Edward Hicks
James Redfoord Bulwer