BOCLAND, Maurice (c.1695-1765), of Lymington, Hants.

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

Dates

17 May 1733 - 1734
1734 - 1741
1741 - 1747
1747 - 1754

Family and Education

b. c.1695, 2nd s. of Maurice Bocland, M.P., of Standlynch, Wilts. by Mabel, da. of Sir Robert Dillington, 2nd Bt., M.P. Newport 1670-81, of Knighton, I.o.W. m. (1) Jane (d. 25 Feb. 1741), da. of Rev. Fox of Ireland, 5s. 2da.; (2) 4 Nov. 1741, Sophia, da. of Maj. Bisset of Southampton, s.p. suc. e. bro. Philip by 1726.

Offices Held

Cornet 5 Drag. Gds. 1715, lt. 1716; capt.-Lt. 1 Drag. Gds. 1719; capt. and lt.-col. 1 Ft. Gds. 1738, maj. 1745; col. 11 Ft. 1747-d.; capt. Carisbrooke castle I.o.W. 1752-d.; maj.-gen. 1755, lt.-gen. 1758.

Biography

Descended from an old Wiltshire family, Bocland sold the family estate of Standlynch in 1726 to settle in Hampshire. Returned for Yarmouth on the government interest in 1733, and for Lymington on the interest of Paul Burrard next year, he voted with the Administration in every recorded division. He served in the campaign in Flanders in 1743-6 and was wounded at Fontenoy. In 1749 his maternal aunt left him the estate of Knighton in the Isle of Wight, which became his principal residence. On 11 Feb. 1754 he wrote to the Duke of Newcastle:

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