PELHAM, Charles (c.1679-1763), of Brocklesby, Lincs.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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1722 - 1727
1727 - 1734
2 Feb. 1738 - 1754

Family and Education

b. c.1679, 1st s. of Charles Pelham of Brocklesby, by Elizabeth, da. of Michael Warton, M.P., of Beverley, Yorks., sis. of Sir Michael Warton. m. (1) 29 June 1714, Anne (d. 8 Mar. 1739), da. of Sir William Gore, ld. mayor of London, sis. of William, John and Thomas Gore, s.p.; (2) Mary, da. of Robert Vyner of Gautby, Lincs., s.p. suc. fa. 1692; as coh. to Beverley estates of his uncle, Sir Michael Warton 1725.

Offices Held


Descended from a junior branch of the Pelhams of Sussex, Charles Pelham was returned as a Tory for Grimsby in 1722, transferring in 1727 to Beverley, where he had inherited property from his uncle. In Parliament he voted against the Government, except on the motion for Walpole’s dismissal in February 1741, when he was one of the Tories who withdrew before the division. Retiring in 1754, he died 6 Feb. 1763.

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: Romney R. Sedgwick