Sir Philip Musgrave, 6th Baronet

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Sir Philip Musgrave, 6th Baronet (c. 1712 – 5 July 1795) was a British politician.

He inherited his father's title in 1736[1] He was a Member of Parliament (MP) for Westmorland from 1741 to 1747, during which time he married Jane Turton from Orgreave, Staffordshire on 24 June 1742.[2][1]

He inherited Kempton manor and park in Middlesex from the family of his mother Julia Chardin. She was the eldest daughter of Jean Chardin, a luminary Persia and Near East traveller and the Court Jeweller, whose son and sole heir John became a baronet but died childless in 1755 having bought the estate in 1741.[3]

Notable issue:

  • Henrietta Musgrave m. 1774 Sir John Morris, 1st Baronet, British industrialist, active in copper-smelting and coal-mining in Swansea, South Wales after which part of the settlement, Morriston became named.[4]
  • Sir John Chardin Musgrave, 7th Bt. (1757–1806)

David Barttelot gives a year of his living at his northern manor, Eden Hall, Edenhall, Cumberland as his north of England home: 1794,[1] which was during the period from the reign of Henry VI of England until the early 1900s a Musgrave home.[5][6] He died on 5 July 1795 at his manorial Middlesex estate Kempton Park (Kempton Manor House) which was sold by his son three years later to the Hounslow Heath gunpowder mills owner, Edmund Hill.[1][7] Within a century Kempton Park Racecourse was set up in part of the grounds the remainder of which was non-arable woodland and pasture, much of which became the Kempton Park Reservoirs SSSI.[7]

See also[edit]

Musgrave baronets

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Reproduced sentences from 107th Edition of Burke's Peerage - thepeerage.com
  2. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "W" (part 3)
  3. ^ John Chardin, 1st Baronet Accessed 2015-03-16
  4. ^ Henrietta Musgrave thepeerage.com citing Burke's Peerage, 2003 volume 2, page 2842. Accessed 2015-03-16
  5. ^ 'Edenhall', in A Topographical Dictionary of England, ed. Samuel Lewis (London, 1848), pp. 139-144 Also available online from British History (The University of Portsmouth) Accessed 14 March 2015.
  6. ^ "Edenhall, Cumbria". Thecumbriadirectory.com. Retrieved 2014-05-19. 
  7. ^ a b A History of the County of Middlesex: Volume 3. ed. Susan Reynolds Institute of Historical Research, London, 1962), pp. 53-57
Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
Anthony Lowther
Daniel Wilson
Member of Parliament for Westmorland
1741–1747
With: Daniel Wilson
Succeeded by
Edward Wilson
John Dalston
Baronetage of England
Preceded by
Christopher Musgrave
Baronet
(of Hartley Castle)
1736–1795
Succeeded by
John Musgrave