Sir Henry Bunbury, 3rd Baronet

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Sir Henry Bunbury, 3rd Baronet (29 November 1676 – 12 February 1733)[1] was a British Tory politician.

Background[edit]

He was the son of Sir Henry Bunbury, 2nd Baronet and his wife Mary Eyton, daughter of Sir Kenrick Eyton.[2] In 1687, aged only eleven, he succeeded his father as baronet.[2] Bunbury was educated at St Catharine's College, Cambridge.[3][4]

Career[edit]

Bunbury was High Sheriff of Cheshire in 1699.[4] A year later, he entered the English House of Commons as Member of Parliament (MP) for Chester, representing the constituency also in the British House of Commons until 1727.[5] In 1711, Bunbury was appointed Commissioner of the Revenue for Ireland, a post he held until 1715.[4]

Family[edit]

On 15 May 1699, he married Susannah Hanmer, only surviving daughter of William Hanmer, and had by her four sons and five daughters.[4] Bunbury died in 1733 and was buried in Stoke, Chester four days later.[6] He was succeeded in the baronetcy successively by his sons Charles and William.[7] His daughter Isabella married General John Lee, and was mother of Continental General Charles Lee.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Leigh Rayment - Baronetage". Retrieved 16 June 2009. 
  2. ^ a b Kimber, Edward (1771). Richard Johnson, ed. The Baronetage of England: Containing a Genealogical and Historical Account of All the English Baronets. vol. II. London: Thomas Wotton. p. 458. 
  3. ^ "Bunbury, Sir Henry, Bart. (BNBY694SH)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 
  4. ^ a b c d Eveline Cruickshanks, Stuart Handley and D. W. Hayton, ed. (2002). The House of Commons, 1690-1715. vol. III. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. pp. 404–407. 
  5. ^ "Leigh Rayment - British House of Commons, Chester". Retrieved 16 June 2009. 
  6. ^ "ThePeerage - Sir Henry Bunbury, 3rd Bt". Retrieved 20 February 2007. 
  7. ^ Debrett, John (1824). Debrett's Baronetage of England. vol. I (5th ed.). London: G. Woodfall. p. 377. 
  8. ^ Burke, John (1836). A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Commoners of Great Britain and Ireland. vol. III. London: Henry Colburn. p. 316. 
Parliament of England
Preceded by
Sir Thomas Grosvenor, Bt
Peter Shakerley
Member of Parliament for Chester
1700–1707
With: Peter Shakerley
Succeeded by
Parliament of Great Britain
Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
Parliament of England
Member of Parliament for Chester
17071727
With: Peter Shakerley 1707–1715
Sir Richard Grosvenor, Bt 1715–1727
Succeeded by
Sir Richard Grosvenor, Bt
Thomas Grosvenor
Baronetage of England
Preceded by
Henry Bunbury
Baronet
(of Bunbury)
1687–1733
Succeeded by
Charles Bunbury