BERKELEY, Hon. Henry (aft.1682-1736), of Berkeley Castle, Glos.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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Constituency

Dates

30 Mar. 1720 - 1734

Family and Education

b. aft. 1682, 3rd. s. of Charles Berkeley, M.P. Gloucester 1679-81, 2nd Earl of Berkeley, by Elizabeth, da. of Baptist Noel, M.P., 3rd Visct. Campden, and sis. of Edward Noel, M.P., 1st Earl of Gainsborough; bro. of Hon. George Berkeley. m. by Apr. 1712, Mary, da. of Col. Henry. Cornewall, M.P., of Moccas, Herefs., 2s. 3da.1

Offices Held

Ensign 24 Ft. 1702, adjt. 1708, lt. 1708; capt. and lt.-col. 3 Ft. Gds. 1715; col. 4 Ft. Dec. 1717-19; col. 2 tp. Horse Grenadier Gds. 1719-d. ; brig.-gen. 1735.

Page of honour to Duke of Gloucester 1698-1700 and to Queen Anne by 1704-14; equerry in waiting by 1716-d. ; 1st commr. for master of the horse 14-27 June 1717, May 1734-Jan. 1735.

Biography

Berkeley, whose family had one of the greatest landed interests in Gloucestershire, served under Marlborough in Flanders. He was returned unopposed for the county as a Whig following the death of Thomas Stephens, and, re-elected after a contest in 1722, he was unopposed in 1727. All his recorded votes were for the Government. He died 23 May 1736.

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: Shirley Matthews

Notes

  • 1. PCC 147 Derby.

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