Gibbs Antrobus

Gibbs Crawfurd Antrobus JP DL (17 June 1793 – 21 May 1861)[1] was a British diplomat and politician.

Gibbs Crawfurd Antrobus
Born17 June 1793
Died21 May 1861
OccupationDiplomat and politician

The brother of Sir Edmund Antrobus, 2nd Baronet[2], Antrobus's wealthy family were long-established in Congleton, Cheshire. His mother died giving birth to him, and his father died later of a riding accident, having been in a coma since before his son's birth. He was educated at Eton, at St Johns College, Cambridge, and then at Lincoln's Inn. He married firstly, on 25 June 1827, Jane Trotter (who died on 24 November 1829), daughter of Sir Coutts Trotter, 1st baronet, of Westerville, Lincolnshire, and secondly, on 12 January 1832, Charlotte Crofton, daughter of Sir Edward Crofton, 3rd baronet, of Mote, County Roscommon.[3]

In 1816 he joined the diplomatic service, serving in the United States until 1821.

In the general election in 1820 he was elected in his absence as a Member of Parliament (MP) for the rotten borough of Aldborough, in the interest of the Duke of Newcastle.[3]

In the 1826 election he was returned for the rotten borough of Plympton Erle, as a paying guest of the Treby family who controlled the borough. He held the seat until the 1832 general election,[1][3] when the borough was disenfranchised under the Reform Act.

He was Sheriff of Cheshire from 1834 to 1835.[4]


  1. ^ a b Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "P" (part 2)
  2. ^ Burke's Peerage 2003, page 117
  3. ^ a b c Casey, Martin (2009). D.R. Fisher (ed.). "ANTROBUS, Gibbs Crawfurd (1793-1861), of Eaton Hall, nr. Congleton, Cheshire and 11 Grosvenor Square, Mdx". The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1820-1832. Cambridge University Press. Retrieved 12 June 2014.
  4. ^ "No. 19134". The London Gazette. 7 March 1834. p. 403.

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Granville Harcourt-Vernon
Henry Fynes
Member of Parliament for Aldborough
With: Henry Fynes
Succeeded by
Clinton James Fynes Clinton
Sir Alexander Cray Grant, Bt
Preceded by
William Gill Paxton
John Henry North
Member of Parliament for Plympton Erle
With: George Edgcumbe to December 1826
Sir Charles Wetherell 1826–1830
Viscount Valletort August–December 1830
Sir Compton Domvile, Bt from December 1830
Borough disenfranchised