HART, William Neville (1741-1804), of Westminster

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1754-1790, ed. L. Namier, J. Brooke., 1964
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12 Apr. 1770 - 1774

Family and Education

b. 27 Dec. 1741, 1st s. of Lewis Augustus Blondeau, gentleman usher to King George II, by Denise Gougeon (who m. (2) Sir William Hart, banker).  m. (1) 7 Jan. 1765, Elizabeth (d. 30 Oct. 1766), da. of Caesar Hawkins, serjeant-surgeon to the King, s.p.; (2) 6 Oct. 1767, Elizabeth, da. of Stanhope Aspinwall, 2s. 4da.  suc. step-fa. 1765, and took name of Hart.

Offices Held


Hart seems early to have entered the banking firm of Backwell, Hart, Darell, and Croft, of Pall Mall; and in 1765, on the death of his step-father, became a partner. He retired in 1772 or 1773.

He was returned at Stafford in 1770 without opposition, on what interest is not known. His first recorded vote, 6 Dec. 1770, was for Glynn’s motion fo