Sir Henry Bunbury, 3rd Baronet

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Sir Henry Bunbury, 3rd Baronet (29 November 1676 – 12 February 1733)[1] was a British Tory politician.


He was the son of Sir Henry Bunbury, 2nd Baronet and his wife Mary Eyton, daughter of Sir Kenrick Eyton.[2] In 1687, aged only eleven, he succeeded his father as baronet.[2] Bunbury was educated at St Catharine's College, Cambridge.[3][4]


Bunbury was High Sheriff of Cheshire in 1699.[4] A year later, he entered the English House of Commons as Member of Parliament (MP) for Chester, representing the constituency also in the British House of Commons until 1727.[5] In 1711, Bunbury was appointed Commissioner of the Revenue for Ireland, a post he held until 1715.[4]


On 15 May 1699, he married Susannah Hanmer, only surviving daughter of William Hanmer (the second son of Sir Thomas Hanmer, 2nd Baronet), and had by her four sons and five daughters.[4] Bunbury died in 1733 and was buried in Stoke, Chester four days later.[6] He was succeeded in the baronetcy successively by his sons Charles and William.[7] His daughter Isabella married General John Lee, and was mother of Continental General Charles Lee.[8]


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  2. ^ a b Kimber, Edward (1771). Richard Johnson, ed. The Baronetage of England: Containing a Genealogical and Historical Account of All the English Baronets. vol. II. London: Thomas Wotton. p. 458. 
  3. ^ "Bunbury, Sir Henry, Bart. (BNBY694SH)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 
  4. ^ a b c d Eveline Cruickshanks, Stuart Handley and D. W. Hayton, ed. (2002). The House of Commons, 1690-1715. vol. III. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. pp. 404–407. 
  5. ^ "Leigh Rayment - British House of Commons, Chester". Retrieved 16 June 2009. 
  6. ^ "ThePeerage - Sir Henry Bunbury, 3rd Bt". Retrieved 20 February 2007. 
  7. ^ Debrett, John (1824). Debrett's Baronetage of England. vol. I (5th ed.). London: G. Woodfall. p. 377. 
  8. ^ Burke, John (1836). A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Commoners of Great Britain and Ireland. vol. III. London: Henry Colburn. p. 316. 
Parliament of England
Preceded by
Sir Thomas Grosvenor, Bt
Peter Shakerley
Member of Parliament for Chester
With: Peter Shakerley
Succeeded by
Parliament of Great Britain
Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
Parliament of England
Member of Parliament for Chester
With: Peter Shakerley 1707–1715
Sir Richard Grosvenor, Bt 1715–1727
Succeeded by
Sir Richard Grosvenor, Bt
Thomas Grosvenor
Baronetage of England
Preceded by
Henry Bunbury
(of Bunbury)
Succeeded by
Charles Bunbury