In 1774 he was elected a fellow of the Royal Society. Nevertheless, Sir Robert kept a large hunting establishment and was known as a generous host. Family
Her impression was that Mistress
Thrale was very vexatious in wishing to engross all his attention, which annoyed him much".
Robert-Salusbury (born 11 September 1768), died without issue
Stapleton (1773–1865), 6th baronet, elevated to the peerage as a Viscount and Baron Combermere
William (died 16 June 1853), took holy orders
Lynch, colonel in the army. Died in the East Indies in 1799
Frances (1 December 1769 – 26 November 1818), married Robert Needham, 11th Viscount Kilmorey (1746–1818) on 10 January 1792
Penelope (31 December 1770 – 1786)
Hester-Maria (died 20 March 1845)
Sophia (died 24 May, 1838), married Sir H. M. Mainwaring, Baronet, of Over Peover, Chester.
Royal Society; 15th Parliament of Great Britain. 16th Parliament of Great Britain. 17th Parliament of Great Britain]
He was Member of Parliament (Member of Parliament) for Cheshire from 1780 to 1796.