BROKE, Philip (1702-62), of Broke Hall, Suff.
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Family and Education
b. 1702, 1st s. of Robert Broke of Nacton by Elizabeth, da. of John Hewitt, of Waresley, Hunts. educ. Pembroke, Camb. 1726. m. (1) 1732, Anne, da. and coh. of Martin Bowes of Bury St. Edmunds, 1s.; (2) Alice, da. and eventually h. of Sir Comport Fytche, 2nd Bt., of Eltham, Kent, wid. of Sir John Barker, 6th Bt., of Sproughton, Suff., s.p. suc. fa. 1714.
Broke was descended from Sir Robert Broke (d. 1529), chief baron of the Exchequer, who built the family seat at Nacton, near Ipswich.1 Returned as a Tory after a contest at a by-election, he spoke against the Hessians on 4 Feb. 1730,2 voted consistently against the Government, but did not stand again. He died 21 Sept. 1762.