HOLMES, Henry (1703-62).
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Family and Education
bap. 28 Feb. 1703, 2nd s. of Henry Holmes, and bro. of Thomas Holmes. m. his cos. Anne, da. of Nicholas Lysaght of Mountnorth, co. Cork, by Grace, yst. da. of Col. Thomas Holmes, s.p.
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 the nominee of his brother Thomas, the government manager of the Isle of Wight boroughs, and regularly followed his line in politics. He died 11 Aug. 1762.