John Pennington, 1st Baron Muncaster

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John Pennington, 1st Baron Muncaster (c. 1740 – 8 October 1813), known as John Pennington until 1783, was a British peer and Tory politician.

Background[edit]

Muncaster was the eldest son of Sir Joseph Pennington, 4th Baronet, of Muncaster Castle, Cumberland, and Sarah, daughter of John Moore.

Political career[edit]

Muncaster was returned to Parliament as one of two representatives for Milborne Port in 1781, a seat he held until 1796, and then sat for Colchester until 1802. In 1783, ten years before he succeeded his father in the baronetcy, he was elevated to the Peerage of Ireland as Baron Muncaster, with remainder in default of male issue of his own to his younger brother Lowther Pennington and the heirs male of his body.

Family[edit]

Lord Muncaster married Penelope, daughter of James Compton, in 1778. She died in November 1806. Muncaster survived her by seven years and died in October 1813. He had no sons and was succeeded in the baronetcy and barony (in the barony according to the special remainder) by his younger brother, Lowther.

References[edit]

Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
Thomas Hutchings-Medlycott
John Townson
Member of Parliament for Milborne Port
1781–1796
With: John Townson 1781–1787
William Popham 1787–1790
William Medlycott 1790–1791
Richard Johnson 1791–1794
Mark Wood 1794–1796
Succeeded by
Lord Paget
Sir Robert Ainslie
Preceded by
Robert Thornton
George Jackson
Member of Parliament for Colchester
1796–1801
With: Robert Thornton
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Parliament of Great Britain
Member of Parliament for Colchester
with Robert Thornton

1801–1802
Succeeded by
Robert Thornton
John Denison
Baronetage of England
Preceded by
Joseph Pennington
Baronet
(of Muncaster)
1793–1813
Succeeded by
Lowther Pennington
Peerage of Ireland
Preceded by
New creation
Baron Muncaster
1783–1813
Succeeded by
Lowther Pennington