FENWICK, Roger (c.1662-by 1701), of Stanton Hall, Long Horsley, Northumb.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1660-1690, ed. B.D. Henning, 1983
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Constituency

Dates

Family and Education

b. c.1662, 1st s. of William Fenwick (d.1675) of Irthington, Cumb. by Elizabeth, da. of Robert Ellison of Hebburn, co. Dur. educ. St. Edmund Hall, Oxf. matric. 25 June 1678, aged 16; G. Inn 1678, called 1686. m. 10 July 1692, Elizabeth, da. and h. of George Fenwick of Brinkburn, Northumb., 4s. (1 d.v.p.) 2da. suc. gdfa. 1689.

Offices Held

Commr. for assessment, Northumb. 1689-98, G. Inn 1690-4.

Biography

Fenwick came from a cadet branch of the family established at Stanton, four miles from Morpeth, early in the 16th century. His grandfather held local office from 1647 to the Restoration, and his uncle died of wounds after leading the charge of Lockhart’s regiment at the battle of the Dunes, perhaps the outstanding feat of the New Model Army in Flanders. Little is known of his father, except that he resided on a family property near Naworth Castle,