RUSHBROOKE, Barham

1721 - 1782

Barham Rushbrooke

Born on 5 March and baptised at Honington, Suffolk on 5 April 1721, son of Robert Rushbrooke (1672-1755) of Honington, Suffolk and his wife Susannah née Barham (1688-1763). Educated at Bury St Edmund's Grammar School from 1730 and admitted at Lincoln's Inn on 11 March 1740. He married at West Stow, Suffolk on 19 January 1749, Elizabeth Edwards (1733-1794), daughter and heir of John Edwards of West Stow and had an only son Robert Rushbrooke (1752-1829) of Rushbrooke Park, Bury St Edmund's, Suffolk. He died on 18 November and buried at West Stow on 27 November 1782, aged 61. A portrait painter and also a painter of miniatures who also painted a caricature of General Charles Lee, who was appointed by the US Congress to high command in the rebel army in June 1775.




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