BOSCAWEN, Hon. Hugh (1707-82).

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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1727 - 1734

Family and Education

b. 20 Mar. 1707, 1st s. of Hugh Boscawen, 1st Visct. Falmouth, and bro. of Hon. Edward, George and John Boscawen. m. 6 May 1736, Hannah Catherine Maria, da. of Thomas Smith of Worplesdon, nr. Guildford, Surr. wid. of Richard Russell, s.p. legit. suc. fa. as 2nd Visct. 25 Oct. 1734.

Offices Held

Capt. of yeomen of the guard 1747-d.; maj.-gen. 1755; lt.-gen. 1759; gen. 1772; P.C. 15 Dec. 1756; v.-adm. Cornw. 1761-d. Recorder, Falmouth.


Returned for one of the family seats at Truro, Boscawen voted with the Administration on the civil list arrears in April 1729, but soon went over to the Opposition, voting against the Hessians in February 1730. Succeeding in 1734 to a great electoral interest in Cornwall, he helped Frederick, Prince of Wales,