HARVEY, Daniel (?1664-1732), of Mitcham, Surr.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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23 Jan. 1707 - 1708
5 Feb. 1709 - 1710
1713 - 3 June 1714

Family and Education

b. ?1664, 2nd s. of Sir Daniel Harvey of Coombe, Surr., by Elizabeth, da. of Edward Montagu, M.P., 2nd Baron Montagu of Boughton; bro. of Edward Harvey. educ. Ch. Ch. Oxf. 16 Oct. 1677, aged 13. m. 6 May 1707, his cos. Lady Anne Montagu, da. of Ralph, 1st Duke of Montagu, wid. of Alexander Popham of Littlecote, Wilts., s.p.

Offices Held

Cornet and maj. 2 tp. Life Gds. 1693, lt. and lt.-col. 1694; col. of a drag. regt. in Ireland 1695-7; col. 2 Drag. Gds. 1699-1712; brig.-gen. 1703; maj.-gen. 1704; lt.-gen. 1707; lt. gov. Guernsey 1714-d.


Having served in Flanders, Spain and Portugal and sat as a Whig in three Parliaments under Anne, Daniel Harvey was made governor of Guernsey on George I’s accession. Returned unopposed as a Whig for Weymouth, which for many years his family had represented, he voted with the Government on the septennial bill in 1716. During the split in the Whig party he acted with the opposition Whigs, voting against the Government in the division on Cadogan in 1717, the repeal of the Occasional Conformity Act, and the peerage bill in 1719. He did not stand again for Weymouth but contested Dunwich at a by-election in 1722, coming bottom of the poll with only one vote. He died 6 Sept. 1732.

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