Robert Sutton (diplomat)


Robert Sutton (diplomat)

Rt Hon Sir Robert Sutton, KB (1671-13 August 1746) was the British ambassador to the Ottoman Empire in Constantinople from 1710-1714.

He was Whig MP Nottinghamshire 1722-1732. He was expelled from the House of Commons 4th May 1732 for a false statement that the Charitable Corporation's authorized capital had been exhausted, allowing it to issue more (and so finance the corrupt speculation of other directors) [ [http://www.election.demon.co.uk/expulsions.html Members expelled from the House of Commons since the Restoration ] ] .

He was appointed a member of the Privy Council 9 May 1722 [http://www.leighrayment.com/pcouncil/pcouncil1.htm] ]

He was great-nephew of the 1st Baron Lexinton. He married Judith Tichborne, daughter of Benjamin Tichborne. Their children included Sir Richard Sutton, 1st Baronet.

He is famed in the horse racing world for having brought to England the original Alcock Arabian grey, from which all Thoroughbred greys have descended.

He was also patron of the cleric William Warburton.

References

* The despatches of Sir Robert Sutton, ambassador in Constantinople, 1710-1714, ed. Akdes Minet Kurat (1953)

ee also

*List of Ambassadors from the United Kingdom to the Ottoman Empire
*Sutton Baronets


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