Henry Lumley

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General Henry Lumley (c. 1658 – 18 October 1722) was a British soldier and Governor of Jersey.

He was the second son of John Lumley and Mary Compton, and younger brother of Richard Lumley, 1st Earl of Scarbrough.

He was promoted captain in The Queen's Regiment of Horse on 13 June 1685, and served with the regiment during the War of the Grand Alliance, becoming noted for courage. On 10 August 1692, he was promoted colonel of the regiment, replacing Sir John Lanier, killed at the Battle of Steenkerque, and again to brigadier-general in 1693. He fought at the Battle of Landen, and helped cover the escape of William III during the retreat there. He was present in at the Siege of Namur (1695), and was promoted major-general on 1 January 1696. Lumley returned to England after the Peace of Ryswick.

He entered Parliament in 1701 as Knight of the Shire for Sussex and again from 1702 to 1705. He later sat for Arundel from 1715 to 1722.[1]

He married first Elizabeth Thimbleby, and second Anne Wiseman. His daughter by Anne, Frances Lumley, died in 1719.

On 27 February 1702 he sailed for Flanders, to take part in the War of the Spanish Succession. He was promoted lieutenant-general on 11 February 1703. In 1704, he commanded the British horse at the Battle of Schellenberg, and subsequently fought at Blenheim, Ramillies, Oudenarde and Malplaquet. He served as Governor of Jersey from 1704 to 1722. On 30 January 1711, he was promoted general.

Lumley resigned his colonelcy in 1717 and died in 1722, and is buried at Sawbridgeworth.


  1. ^ "History of Parliament". History of Parliament. Retrieved 2011-11-19. 
Parliament of England
Preceded by
Sir William Thomas, Bt
Robert Orme
Member of Parliament for Sussex
with John Miller

Succeeded by
Sir William Thomas, Bt
Sir Henry Peachey, Bt
Preceded by
Sir William Thomas, Bt
Sir Henry Peachey, Bt
Member of Parliament for Sussex
with Sir Thomas Pelham, Bt

Succeeded by
John Morley Trevor
Sir George Parker, Bt
Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
The Earl of Thomond
Viscount Lumley
Member of Parliament for Arundel
with Thomas Micklethwait 1715–1718
Joseph Micklethwait 1718–1722

Succeeded by
Joseph Micklethwait
Thomas Lumley
Military offices
Preceded by
Sir John Lanier
Colonel of The Queen's Regiment of Horse
Succeeded by
The Viscount of Irvine