Sir Harry Burrard, 1st Baronet, of Walhampton

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Sir Harry Burrard, 1st Baronet (1707 – 12 April 1791) was a British politician who sat in the House of Commons for 37 years from 1741 to 1778.

Early life[edit]

Burrard was the eldest son of Paul Burrard MP, of Walhampton, and his wife Lucy Dutton-Colt, daughter of Sir Thomas Dutton-Colt, Envoy to the Courts of Hanover and Dresden.[1] In 1728, Burrard was appointed Gentleman Usher to Frederick, Prince of Wales and in 1731 was appointed as a Collector of the Customs of London. In 1738, Burrard succeeded his father to Walhampton Manor. [2]

Political career[edit]

The Burrard family had a strong interest at Lymington which usually enabled them to fill both seats. Burrard's father and grandfather both represented the borough in Parliament. At the 1761 he was returned as Member of Parliament for Lymington and retained the seat until 1778. He was appointed riding forester of the New Forest in 1754 and governor of Calshot castle in 1761. On 3 April 1769, he was made a baronet, of Walhampton in the County of Southampton, with a special remainder to his brothers.[2]

Family[edit]

In 1731, Burrard married firstly Alicia Snape, daughter of Francis°[3] Snape, and in 1754, secondly Mary Frances Clarke, daughter of James Clarke. He had a daughter and four sons by his first wife and a daughter and a son by his second wife. His sons died all before him, so he was succeeded in his baronetcy by Harry Burrard-Neale, the oldest son of his younger brother.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ probably Sir William Dutton Colt, who existed and was actually an envoy
  2. ^ a b "BURRARD, Harry (?1707-1791), of Walhampton, nr. Lymington, Hants". History of Parliament Online. Retrieved 1 November 2017. 
  3. ^ Ancestry.com. England & Wales Christening Records, 1530-1906 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2008. Original data: Genealogical Society of Utah. British Isles Vital Records Index, 2nd Edition. Salt Lake City, Utah: Intellectual Reserve, copyright 2002. Used by permission.

References[edit]

Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
Sir John Cope
Maurice Bocland
Member of Parliament for Lymington
1741–1778
With: Lord Nassau Powlett 1741
Sir Charles Powlett 1741–1754
Lord Harry Powlett 1755–1761
Adam Drummond 1761–1769
Hugo Meynell 1769–1774
Edward Morant 1774–1778
Succeeded by
Edward Morant
Henry Goodricke
Military offices
Preceded by
William Knapton?
Governor of Calshot Castle
1761–1787
Succeeded by
Sir Harry Burrard
Baronetage of Great Britain
New creation Baronet
(of Walhampton)
1769–1791
Succeeded by
Harry Burrard-Neale