Francis Pym (1756–1833)

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Francis Pym (27 October 1756 – 4 December 1833) was a British M.P. and High Sheriff.

Biography[edit]

Francis was the son of William Pym and Elizabeth née Kingsley and lived at the family seat of Hasells Hall (which he considerably improved) in Sandy, Bedfordshire.[1]

He was a Whig Member of Parliament for Bedfordshire from 1806 to 1818, and from 1820 to 1826. He was also High Sheriff of Bedfordshire in 1791.

He married Anne Palmer in 1784; they had four sons: Francis, Revd William Wollaston, Robert and Charles and two daughters Anne and Catherine who all survived them, and two sons who did not, one having died in infancy and the other, John, a lieutenant in the 13th Light Dragoons, having been killed at the Battle of Waterloo.

He was the great-great-great-grandfather of Francis Leslie Pym.

Hasells Hall[edit]

Pym rebuilt the family's seat Hasells Hall (also known as Hazells Hall) located outside Sandy towards Everton. It is a Grade II listed manor house, with grounds designed by Humphrey Repton.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Francis Pym". The Peerage.
  2. ^ "The Pym family". Bedfordshire archives.
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
John Osborn
Hon. St Andrew St John
Member of Parliament for Bedfordshire
18061818
With: John Osborn 1806–1807
Hon. Richard FitzPatrick 1807–1812
Marquess of Tavistock 1812–1818
Succeeded by
Sir John Osborn, 5th Bt
Marquess of Tavistock
Preceded by
Marquess of Tavistock
Sir John Osborn, 5th Bt
Member of Parliament for Bedfordshire
18201826
With: Marquess of Tavistock
Succeeded by
Marquess of Tavistock
Thomas Potter Macqueen
Honorary titles
Preceded by
James Metcalf
High Sheriff of Bedfordshire
1791–1792
Succeeded by
Sir John Buchanan Riddell