Sir Abraham Hume, 1st Baronet

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Sir Abraham Hume, 1st Baronet (1703 – 10 October 1772) was a British Member of Parliament for Steyning[1] in 1747–1761, and Tregony[2] in 1761–1768, both rotten boroughs. He was a Principal Managing Owner for groups which built ships and hired them to the East India Company.[3]

He was the father of Sir Abraham Hume, 2nd Baronet, by his wife Hannah, sixth daughter of Sir Thomas Frederick. Their daughter Hannah married the wit James Hare.[4][5]


  1. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "S" (part 5)
  2. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "T" (part 2)
  3. ^ Anthony Farrington, Catalogue of East India Company Ships' Journals and Logs 1600-1834, British Library, 1999
  4. ^ "Sir Abraham Hume, 1st Bt.". The Peerage. Retrieved 2010-07-25. 
  5. ^  Lee, Sidney, ed. (1891). "Hume, Abraham (1749-1838)". Dictionary of National Biography. 28. London: Smith, Elder & Co. 
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Charles Eversfield
Hitch Younge
Member of Parliament for Steyning
With: Hitch Younge to 1759
Frazer Honywood from 1759
Succeeded by
John Thomlinson
Frazer Honywood
Preceded by
John Fuller
William Trevanion
Member of Parliament for Tregony
With: William Trevanion to 1767
Thomas Pownall from 1767
Succeeded by
John Grey
Thomas Pownall
Baronetage of Great Britain
New creation Baronet
(of Wormleybury, Herts)
Succeeded by
Abraham Hume