Sir Henry Fletcher, 3rd Baronet, of Hutton le Forest

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Sir Henry Fletcher, 3rd Baronet (April 1661 – 19 May 1712)[1] was an English baronet and politician.

He was the oldest son of Sir George Fletcher, 2nd Baronet and his first wife Alice Hare, daughter of Hugh Hare, 1st Baron Coleraine.[2] In 1700, he succeeded his father as baronet.[3] Fletcher was educated at The Queen's College, Oxford, where he matriculated on 10 June 1678.[4] He entered the English House of Commons as Member of Parliament (MP) for Cockermouth in 1689, representing the constituency until the following year.[5]

Fletcher converted to Roman Catholicism[6] and lived then as a monk in the English monastery of Douai in France. He died there, unmarried and childless, and was buried in a chapel, he had built for the community at his own expense.[2] With his death the baronetcy became extinct.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Leigh Rayment - Baronetage". Retrieved 19 June 2009. 
  2. ^ a b Burke, John (1841). John Bernhard Burke, ed. A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Extinct and Dormant Baronetcies of England, Ireland and Scotland (2nd ed.). London: Scott, Webster, and Geary. p. 202. 
  3. ^ a b Courthope, William (1835). Synopsis of the Extinct Baronetage of England. London: G. Woodfall. p. 79. 
  4. ^ "ThePeerage - Sir Henry Fletcher, 3rd Bt". Retrieved 3 January 2007. 
  5. ^ "Leigh Rayment - British House of Commons, Cockermouth". Retrieved 19 June 2009. 
  6. ^ "Hutton-in-the-Forest, Official website - Sir Henry Fletcher 3rd Bt". Retrieved 19 June 2009. 
Parliament of England
Preceded by
Sir Daniel Fleming
Sir Orlando Gee
Member of Parliament for Cockermouth
1689 – 1690
With: Sir Henry Capell
Succeeded by
Sir Wilfrid Lawson
Sir Orlando Gee
Baronetage of England
Preceded by
George Fletcher
Baronet
(of Hutton le Forest)
1700 – 1712
Extinct