William Henry Pringle

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Lieutenant-General Sir William Henry Pringle GCB (21 August 1772[1] – 23 December 1840) was a British Army officer who served as a Member of Parliament (MP) for two constituencies in Cornwall. [2]

He was born the eldest son of Maj-Gen. Henry Pringle, of Dublin and educated privately and at Trinity College, Dublin.

He joined the British Army as a cornet and progressed to the rank of Colonel of the 64th Foot in 1816. Further promotion to Lieutenant-General followed before he was transferred as Colonel for life in 1837 to the 45th Regiment of Foot. He was made KCB in 1815 and GCB in 1834.

He was MP for St Germans from 1812 to 1818, and then for Liskeard from 1818 to 1832.

He died in 1840. He had married Hester Harriet Pitt, the daughter and heiress of Hon. Edward James Eliot, with whom he had a son and 4 daughters.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Diary of Maj Gen Henry Pringle
  2. ^ "PRINGLE, William Henry (?1771-1840), of 17 Stratford Place, Marylebone, Mdx.". History of Parliament Online. Retrieved 13 July 2016. 
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Charles Philip Yorke
Matthew Montagu
Member of Parliament for St Germans
18121818
With: Henry Goulburn
Succeeded by
Seymour Thomas Bathurst
Charles Arbuthnot
Preceded by
William Eliot
Charles Philip Yorke
Member of Parliament for Liskeard
18121832
With: William Eliot 1812–26
Edward Eliot 1826–32
Succeeded by
Charles Buller
Military offices
Preceded by
Henry Wynyard
Colonel of the 64th (2nd Staffordshire) Regiment of Foot
1816–1837
Succeeded by
Sir Richard Bourke