HOLMES, Henry (1703-62).

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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1741 - 1747
1747 - 11 Aug. 1762

Family and Education

bap. 28 Feb. 1703, 2nd s. of Henry and bro. of Thomas Holmes. m. cos. Anne, da. of Nicholas Lysaght of Mountnorth, co. Cork by Grace, yst. da. of Col. Thomas Holmes, s.p.

Offices Held

Ensign 28 Ft. 1721, lt. 1723, capt. 1727, maj. 1740, lt.-col. 1743, col. 1746; col. 31 Ft. 1749-d.; maj.-gen. 1756; lt.-gen. 1759; lt.-gov. I.o.W. 1754-d.


Henry Holmes was returned for Newtown by his brother Thomas Holmes in 1741, voting with the Administration in all recorded divisions. The second Lord Egmont wrote of him in his electoral survey, 1749-50:

He ... is cordially against us and intimate with the most malignant of their people - but he has a regiment.

He died 11 Aug. 1762.

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Author: Paula Watson