Robert Byng (18th-century MP)

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For the sixteenth century MP for Steyning and Abingdon, see Robert Byng (16th-century MP).

Robert Byng (1703–1740) was the fourth son of George Byng, 1st Viscount Torrington by his wife Margaret Master. On 19 December 1734 he married Elizabeth, daughter of Jonathan Forward and by her had issue, including an eldest son, George, born 1735. This George, later of Wrotham Park, was the father of John Byng, 1st Earl of Strafford. Robert Byng served as Member of Parliament (MP) for Plymouth from 1728 to 1739 and as Governor of Barbados from May 1739.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Matthews, Shirley (1970). "Byng, Hon. Robert". In Sedgwick, Romney. The House of Commons 1715-1754. The History of Parliament Trust. 
Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
Arthur Stert and
George Treby
Member of Parliament for Plymouth
with Arthur Stert

1728–1739
Succeeded by
John Rogers and
Arthur Stert
Government offices
Preceded by
The Viscount Gage
Governor of Barbados
1739–1740
Succeeded by
Sir Thomas Robinson