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Robert Pemberton Milnes (28 May 1784 – 9 November 1858), was a British landowner and politician.

Robert Pemberton Milnes
Born28 May 1784
Died9 November 1858 (aged 74)
ResidenceFryston Hall
Bawtry House
Alma materTrinity College, Cambridge
OccupationLandowner, politician
Spouse(s)Henrietta Monckton-Arundell
ChildrenRichard Monckton Milnes, 1st Baron Houghton
Parent(s)Richard Slater Milnes
Rachel Busk
RelativesRobert Monckton-Arundell, 4th Viscount Galway (father-in-law)

Early lifeEdit

Robert Pemberton Milnes was born on 28 May 1784. He was the eldest son of Richard Slater Milnes, of Fryston Hall, Yorkshire by Rachael, daughter of Hans Busk (1718–1792).[1] He was educated at Hackney and at Trinity College, Cambridge.[2] He inherited Fryston Hall, Castleford on the death of his father in 1804. He also inherited Bawtry House near Doncaster, Yorkshire on the death of Bridget, the daughter of Pemberton Milnes, who had built the house in 1795.


Milnes sat as Member of Parliament for Pontefract between 1806 and 1818.[3]

Personal life and deathEdit

Milnes had married the Honourable Henrietta Maria, daughter of Robert Monckton-Arundell, 4th Viscount Galway, in 1808. Their son Richard became a prominent literary figure and was created Baron Houghton in 1863. Henrietta Mary died in May 1847. Milnes remained a widower until his death in November 1858, aged 74.[1]


  1. ^ a b Robert Pemberton Milnes
  2. ^ "MILNES, Robert Pemberton (1784-1858), of Fryston Hall, Yorks". History of Parliament Online. Retrieved 9 January 2016.
  3. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "P" (part 2)

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