Henry Ingram, 7th Viscount of Irvine

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Henry Ingram, 7th Viscount of Irvine (30 April 1691 – 4 April 1761), styled The Honourable Henry Ingram until 1736, was an English landowner and politician.

Irvine was the fourth son of Arthur Ingram, 3rd Viscount of Irvine, by Isabella Machel, daughter of John Machel (or Machell), Member of Parliament for Horsham, of Hills, Sussex.[1] He was returned to Parliament for Horsham in 1721 (succeeding his elder brother Arthur), a seat he held until 1736, when he succeeded Arthur in the viscountcy.[1][2] This was a Scottish peerage and did not entitle him to an automatic seat in the House of Lords although he was forced to resign his seat in Parliament as Scottish peers were barred from sitting in the House of Commons. He also succeeded Arthur as Lord-Lieutenant of the East Riding of Yorkshire, which he remained until his death.[1]

Lord Irvine married Anne Scarborough, daughter and co-heiress of Charles Scarborough, of Windsor, Berkshire, Clerk of the Green Cloth. There were no children from the marriage. He died in April 1761, aged 69, and was succeeded in the viscountcy by his nephew, George. The Viscountess of Irvine died in March 1766.[1]

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Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
Arthur Ingram
Charles Eversfield
Member of Parliament for Horsham
1721–1736
With: Charles Eversfield
Succeeded by
Charles Eversfield
Hon. Charles Ingram
Honorary titles
Preceded by
Sir Conyers Darcy
Lord-Lieutenant of the East Riding of Yorkshire
1738–1761
Succeeded by
The Marquess of Carmarthen
Peerage of Scotland
Preceded by
Arthur Ingram
Viscount of Irvine
1736–1761
Succeeded by
George Ingram