PENNINGTON, Sir John, 3rd Bt. (c.1710-68), of Muncaster, Cumb.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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8 Jan. 1745 - 1768

Family and Education

b. c.1710, 1st surv. s. of Sir Joseph Pennington, 2nd Bt.. unm. suc. fa. 3 Dec. 1744.

Offices Held

Comptroller of cash in the excise 1734-8. ld. lt. Westmld. 1756-8.


In 1745 Pennington, as colonel of the Cumberland and Westmorland militia, took part in the defence of Carlisle against the rebels, doing his best, but without success, to prevent his men from surrendering the town as soon as it was invested.1 In the same year he had succeeded his father as Member for Cumberland, which he represented unopposed in four Parliaments. He voted against the Administration on the grant for Hanoverian troops in 1746, but in 1747 he was classed as a government supporter. In the next reign he adhered to Bute.

He died 26 Mar. 1768.

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: Romney R. Sedgwick


  • 1. G. C. Mounsey, Carlisle in 1745, p. 65.