Peter Burrell (1692–1756)

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Peter Burrell (6 August 1692 – 16 April 1756)[1] was a British politician.

He was the son of Peter Burrell and his wife Isabella Merrik, second daughter of John Merrik, and older brother of Sir Merrick Burrell, 1st Baronet.[2] Burrell was sub-governor of the South Sea Company.[3] He sat as Member of Parliament (MP) for Haslemere from 1722 to 1754[1] and for Dover from 1755 to his death in 1756.[4]

On 14 March 1723, he married Amy Raymond, daughter of Hugh Raymond.[2] They had four sons and two daughters.[3] His oldest son Peter represented Launceston and Totnes in the British House of Commons,[5] while his third son William was also returned for Haslemere and succeeded later his father-in-law as baronet.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Leigh Rayment - British House of Commons, Haslemere". Retrieved 24 April 2009. 
  2. ^ a b "ThePeerage - Peter Burrell". Retrieved 3 March 2007. 
  3. ^ a b Kimber, Edward (1771). Richard Johnson, ed. The Baronetage of England: Containing a Genealogical and Historical Account of All the English Baronets. vol. III. London: Thomas Wotton. p. 233. 
  4. ^ "Leigh Rayment - British House of Commons, Dover". Retrieved 24 April 2009. 
  5. ^ "British History Online - Survey of London, vol. 13". Retrieved 24 April 2009. 
  6. ^ "Leigh Rayment - Baronetage". Retrieved 24 April 2009. 
Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
The Viscount Blundell
Sir Nicholas Carew
Member of Parliament for Haslemere
17221754
With: James Edward Oglethorpe
Succeeded by
James More Molyneux
Philip Carteret Webb
Preceded by
William Cayley
Lord George Sackville
Member of Parliament for Dover
1755–1756
With: Lord George Sackville
Succeeded by
Hugh Valence Jones
Lord George Sackville