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See also John Cust, 1st Earl Brownlow.
Sir John Cust.

Sir John Cust, 3rd Baronet PC (29 August 1718 – 24 January 1770) was a British politician. He served as Speaker of the House of Commons from 1761 to 1770.

Cust was the son of Sir Richard Cust, 2nd Baronet, and Anne Brownlow, daughter of Sir William Brownlow, 4th Baronet. He was educated at Eton and Corpus Christi College, Cambridge.[1] Cust was elected to the House of Commons for Grantham in 1743, seat he would continue to represent until his death 27 years later. In 1761 he was appointed Speaker of the House of Commons, which he remained until shortly before his death in 1770. He was admitted to the Privy Council in 1762.

Cust married Etheldred Payne, daughter of Thomas Payne, in 1743. He died in January 1770, aged 51, and was succeeded in his title by his son Brownlow Cust, who in 1776 was raised to the peerage as Baron Brownlow in recognition of his father's services.


  1. ^ Cust, John in Venn, J. & J. A., Alumni Cantabrigienses, Cambridge University Press, 10 vols, 1922–1958.
Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
Member of Parliament for Grantham
Succeeded by
Political offices
Preceded by
Arthur Onslow
Speaker of the House of Commons
Succeeded by
Fletcher Norton
Baronetage of England
Preceded by
Richard Cust
(of Stamford)
Succeeded by
Brownlow Cust


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