Philip Honywood (died 1785)

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General Philip Honywood (c.1710 – 21 February 1785) was a British army officer who sat in the House of Commons from 1754 to 1784.

Honywood was the son of Robert Honywood and his wife Mary Sandford, daughter of Sir Richard Sandford, Bart. At the Battle of Dettingen in 1748, he received at least twenty-three broadsword wounds and two musket shots which were never removed, distinguishing himself by his personal valour. He was afterwards promoted to a lieutenant-colonelcy in the regiment of his uncle, also Philip Honywood. He became a general in the Jacobite Rising of 1745 and was seriously wounded at the skirmish at Clifton in 1745. He was then Governor of Kingston-upon-Hull. [1]

Honywood was elected Member of Parliament for Appleby in 1754 and held the seat until 1784.[2] In 1782, he was appointed to the colonelcy of the 3rd Dragoon Guards, which he held unto his death.

Honywood died aged 75 possessed of an estate of near £6000 per annum at Marks Hall Essex, which he left to his cousin Filmer Honywood M.P. for Kent. Honywood married Elizabeth Wastell, but their only child died aged 19.


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Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
Randle Wilbraham
Sir John Ramsden, Bt
Member of Parliament for Appleby
With: William Lee 1754–1756
Fletcher Norton 1756–1761
John Stanwix 1761–1767
Charles Jenkinson 1767–1773
Fletcher Norton 1773–1774
George Johnstone 1774–1780
William Lowther 1780–1781
William Pitt 1781–1784
Succeeded by
Richard Penn
John Leveson-Gower
Military offices
Preceded by
The Earl of Albemarle
Colonel of the 20th Regiment of Foot
Succeeded by
William Kingsley
Preceded by
John Jordan
Colonel of the 9th Regiment of Dragoons
Succeeded by
Henry Whitley
Preceded by
Hon. Henry Seymour Conway
Colonel of the 4th Regiment of Horse
Succeeded by
Studholme Hodgson
Preceded by
Harry Pulteney
Governor of Kingston-upon-Hull
Succeeded by
James Murray
Preceded by
Lord Robert Manners
Colonel of 3rd (The Prince of Wales's) Dragoon Guards
Succeeded by
Richard Burton Phillipson