BATHURST, Benjamin (?1691-1767), of Lydney, Glos.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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1713 - 1727
16 Feb. 1728 - 1754
1754 - 5 Nov. 1767

Family and Education

b. ?1691, 3rd s. of Sir Benjamin Bathurst, M.P., and bro. of Peter Bathurst. educ. Eton 1699; Trinity, Oxf. 30 June 1708, aged 16. m. (1) 1714, Finetta (d. 27 Feb. 1738), da. of Henry Poole of Kemble, Glos., 22 ch.; (2) 22 Oct. 1741, Catherine, da. of Rev. Lawrence Brodrick, chaplain to the House of Commons, wid. of Dr. William Whitfield, 14 ch.

Offices Held

Out-ranger, Windsor forest 1763-7.


Bathurst was the younger brother of Allen, Lord Bathurst, who owned seven manors in the vicinity of Gloucester,1 including the manor of Cirencester, where the family controlled one seat, for which Benjamin was returned soon after coming of age. ‘A determined Tory’, who consistently oppo