Rushout was the son of Sir John Rushout, 4th Baronet and Lady Anne Compton, and was educated at Eton and Christ Church, Oxford, which he entered in 1756. In 1761 he was elected as Member of Parliament (MP) for Evesham and held the seat until 1796. Politically, he was Whig until about 1789 when he went over to William Pitt the Younger and hence sat as a Tory.
He succeeded to the Rushout Baronetcy of Milnst, Essex, in 1775 and became 1st Baron Northwick of Northwick Park in the county of Worcester in 1797. He became a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries (F.S.A.) in 1799.
- The Complete Peerage, Volume IX. St Catherine's Press. 1936. p. 751.
- Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
- Romney Sedgwick History of Parliament:The Commons - 1754–1790, HMSO
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Sir John Rushout
| Member of Parliament for Evesham
With: Sir John Rushout to 1768
George Durant 1768–1774
Henry Seymour 1774–1780
Charles Boughton 1780–1790
Thomas Thompson from 1790
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|Peerage of Great Britain|
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