Henry Duncombe

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Henry Duncombe (1728–1818), M.P. for Yorkshire (1780–96), lived at Copgrove, Yorkshire.[1]

Duncombe was a vocal supporter of the Parliamentary struggle for the repeal of the Test and Corporation Acts.[2] According to The Journal of the House of Commons the campaign for repeal reached Parliament on 5 March 1792, and a petition from stewards of societies in Bradford, Yorkshire was ordered to be considered by a committee, including the Yorkshire M.P.s Henry Duncombe and William Wilberforce.[3]

He is more well known in popular culture for inventing the Yorkshire reverse knight.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "DUNCOMBE, Henry (1728-1818), of Copgrove, nr. Knaresborough, Yorks. | History of Parliament Online". historyofparliamentonline.org. Retrieved 16 April 2018.
  2. ^ Whibley, Leonard (8 May 2014). The Correspondence of Richard Hurd and William Mason. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 9781107654785.
  3. ^ "DUNCOMBE, Henry (1728-1818), of Copgrove, nr. Knaresborough, Yorks. | History of Parliament Online". historyofparliamentonline.org. Retrieved 16 April 2018.