Scrope Bernard-Morland

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Sir Scrope Bernard-Morland, 4th Baronet (1 October 1758 – 18 April 1830)[1] was a British politician and baronet.

Background[edit]

Born Scrope Bernard in Pestel Amberg in New Jersey, he was the sixth and youngest son of Sir Francis Bernard, 1st Baronet and Amelia Offley, daughter of Stephen Offley.[2] In 1818, he succeeded his older brother Thomas as baronet.[3] Bernard-Morland was educated at Harrow School and Christ Church, Oxford.[2] He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in 1779 and a Master of Arts two years later.[2] In 1788, he was awarded a Doctor of Civil Laws (DCL).[4] One year later, Bernard-Morland became a member of the College of Laws in London, and in 1795, he was promoted Judge of the Episcopal Court of Durham.[4] In 1811, by Royal Licence, he assumed the surname Bernard-Morland to inherit the estates of his father-in-law.[5]

Career[edit]

In 1782, Bernard-Morland was appointed Private Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, an office he held until 1787.[2] He was Secretary to the Commission of Enquiry into Public Offices in 1785 and Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod in Ireland in 1787.[2] Between 1789 and 1792, he was Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department.[6] Bernard-Morland entered the British House of Commons for Aylesbury in 1789.[7] He represented the constituency first in the Parliament of Great Britain then in the Parliament of the United Kingdom until 1806.[7] Subsequently he sat as Member of Parliament for St Mawes until 1808 and again from 1809 to his death in 1830.[8]

Family[edit]

On 26 July 1785, he married Harriett Morland, only daughter of William Morland, at St George's, Hanover Square, in London.[2] They had seven children, five sons and two daughters.[3] Bernard-Morland died at his home in Pall Mall, London, aged 71 and was buried in Great Kimble in Buckinghamshire,[4] where he owned an extensive estate.[9] He was succeeded in the baronetcy successively by his third son Francis[1] and then his fourth son Thomas.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Leigh Rayment - Baronetage". Retrieved 28 April 2009. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f "ThePeerage - Sir Scrope Bernard-Morland, 4th Bt". Retrieved 29 March 2007. 
  3. ^ a b Debrett, John (1824). Debrett's Baronetage of England. vol. I (5th ed.). London: G. Woodfall. pp. 501–502. 
  4. ^ a b c Sylvanus, Urban (1830). The Gentleman's Magazine. London: John Harris. pp. 465–466. 
  5. ^ The London Gazette: no. 16457. p. 336. 19 February 1811. Retrieved 28 April 2009.
  6. ^ Haydn, Joseph (1851). The Book of Dignities: Containing Rolls of the Official Personages of the British Empire. London: Longman, Brown, Green and Longman's. p. 175. 
  7. ^ a b "Leigh Rayment - British House of Commons, Aylesbury". Retrieved 28 April 2009. 
  8. ^ "Leigh Rayment - British House of Commons, St Mawes". Retrieved 28 April 2009. 
  9. ^ Victoria History of the County of Buckingham, vol.2 pp.302 & 304

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Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
Sir Thomas Hallifax
William Wrightson
Member of Parliament for Aylesbury
1789 – 1801
With: William Wrightson 1789–1790
Gerard Lake 1790–1801
Succeeded by
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Parliament of Great Britain
Member of Parliament for Aylesbury
18011806
With: Gerard Lake
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Robert Bent
James Du Pre
Preceded by
William Windham
Sir William Young, Bt
Member of Parliament for St Mawes
18061808
With: Sir John Newport, Bt 1806–1807
William Shipley 1807
Viscount Ebrington 1807–1808
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Earl Gower
Viscount Ebrington
Preceded by
Earl Gower
Viscount Ebrington
Member of Parliament for St Mawes
18091830
With: Earl Gower 1809–1812
William Shipley 1812–1813
Francis Horner 1813–1817
Joseph Phillimore 1817–1826
Sir Codrington Carrington 1826–1830
Succeeded by
Sir Codrington Carrington
George Grenville Wandisford Pigott
Political offices
Preceded by
Hon. John Townshend
Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department
1789–1794
Succeeded by
Hon. Thomas Brodrick
Baronetage of Great Britain
Preceded by
Thomas Bernard
Baronet
(of Nettleham)
1818–1830
Succeeded by
Francis Bernard-Morland