Henry Pelham (of Stanmer)

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Henry Pelham (c.1694 – 2 June 1725) was a British politician, the eldest son of Henry Pelham and his wife Frances Bine.

Pelham was the first cousin of the Duke of Newcastle, who brought him into Parliament as Member for Hastings shortly after Henry reached his majority. Pelham was a reliable Government supporter, although he absented himself from the Peerage Bill debates in 1719. He was brought in for Lewes in 1722 on the Newcastle interest, and died three years later of consumption.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sedgwick, Romney R. (1970). "Pelham, Henry (c.1694-1725), of Stanmer, nr. Lewes, Suss.". In Sedgwick, Romney. The House of Commons 1715-1754. The History of Parliament Trust. 
Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
Sir Joseph Martin
Archibald Hutcheson
Member of Parliament for Hastings
1715–1722
With: Archibald Hutcheson
Succeeded by
Archibald Hutcheson
Sir William Ashburnham
Preceded by
Thomas Pelham
Philip Yorke
Member of Parliament for Lewes
1722–1725
With: Thomas Pelham
Succeeded by
Thomas Pelham
Sir Nicholas Pelham