Henry Johnson (politician, died 1719)

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Sir Henry Johnson (c. 1659 – 29 September 1719) of The Gate House, Blackwall, Middlesex; Bradenham, Buckinghamshire; and Toddington, Bedfordshire, described as 'the greatest shipbuilder and shipowner of his day', was a Member of Parliament for Aldeburgh from 1689–1719. He succeeded John Bence.

He was knighted in March 1685.

His first wife, whom he married 20 May 1686, was Anne Smithson, daughter and heiress of London haberdasher Hugh Smithson; they had one daughter. On 11 March 1693, he married Martha Lovelace, soon to become the 8th Baroness Wentworth, daughter and heiress of John Lovelace, 3rd Baron Lovelace. Martha was heiress to some of her father’s property in Berkshire; through her grandmother Anne Lovelace (7th Baroness Wentworth; 1623–1697) to Water Eaton in Oxfordshire and Toddington in Bedfordshire; and through her maternal grandfather Sir Edmund Pye, 1st Baronet to the Bradenham estate in Buckinghamshire.

Johnson died of gout at Bath on 29 September 1719; he was buried in the Wentworth vault at Toddington. After his death, he was succeeded after a by-election by Walter Plumer.

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Parliament of England
Preceded by
John Bence
Sir Henry Bedingfield
Member of Parliament for Aldeburgh
1689–1707
With: William Johnson
Succeeded by
Parliament of Great Britain
Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
Parliament of England
Member of Parliament for Aldeburgh
1707–1719
With: William Johnson 1707–1718
Samuel Lowe 1718–1719
Succeeded by
Samuel Lowe
Walter Plumer