Robert Blagden Hale

Robert Blagden Hale (29 September 1807 – 22 July 1883)[1][2] was a British Conservative politician.

Robert Blagden Hale
Member of Parliament
for West Gloucestershire
In office
2 January 1836  31 March 1857
Preceded byGrantley Berkeley
Henry Somerset
Succeeded byRobert Kingscote
John Rolt
Personal details
Born29 September 1807
Died22 July 1883(1883-07-22) (aged 75)
Political partyConservative
Anne Jane Holford
(m. 1832; died 1879)
ParentsRobert Hale Blagden Hale
Lady Theodosia Eleanor Bourke

Hale was the son of his namesake, Robert Hale Blagden Hale and Lady Theodosia Eleanor Bourke, daughter of Joseph Bourke. He married Anne Jane, daughter of Peter Holford, in 1832 and, before her death in 1879, they had five children: Anne Hale (1832–1895); Robert Hale (1834–1907); Matthew Holford Hale (born 1835); Theodosia Hale; and, Georgina Hale.[2]

Hale was first elected Conservative MP for West Gloucestershire at a by-election in 1836—caused by the succession of Henry Somerset to the peerage as Duke of Beaufort—and held the seat until the 1857 general election when he did not seek re-election.[3]

Outside of his political career, Hale was a Justice of the Peace and, in 1870, the High Sheriff of Gloucestershire.[2]


  1. Rayment, Leigh (13 June 2018). "The House of Commons: Constituencies beginning with "G"". Leigh Rayment's Peerage Page. Archived from the original on 4 August 2018. Retrieved 4 August 2018.
  2. The Marquis of Ruvigny and Raineval (2001) [1911]. The Plantagenet Roll of the Blood Royal: Mortimer-Percy Volume. Bowie: Heritage Books. p. 349. ISBN 0-7884-1872-6. Retrieved 4 August 2018 via Google Books.
  3. Craig, F. W. S., ed. (1977). British Parliamentary Election Results 1832-1885 (e-book)|format= requires |url= (help) (1st ed.). London: Macmillan Press. pp. 391–392. ISBN 978-1-349-02349-3.
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Grantley Berkeley
Henry Somerset
Member of Parliament for West Gloucestershire
With: Robert Kingscote (18521857)
Grantley Berkeley (18361852)
Succeeded by
Robert Kingscote
John Rolt

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