PEIRSE, Henry (1692-1759), of Bedale, nr. Northallerton, Yorks.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1690-1715, ed. D. Hayton, E. Cruickshanks, S. Handley, 2002
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1713 - 1715
1722 - 1754

Family and Education

bap. 25 Feb. 1692, 1st s. of John Peirse of Lazenby, Yorks. by Elizabeth, da. and coh. of Sir Henry Marwood, 2nd Bt.†, of Little Busby, Stokesley, Yorks.  m. 15 Feb. 1754, Anne Johnson, or Masters, 1s. 1da.  suc. fa. 1694; gdfa. 1708.1

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Peirse inherited estates from his grandfather, and also succeeded his great-uncle John Peirse at Bedale. He had one of the chief interests in Northallerton, owning 27 burgages in 1702 and making further purchases after 1722 to give him a controlling interest. Returned in 1713 shortly after he had come of age, he was classed as a Whig in the Worsley list. He was not an active Member. Under the first two Georges he sat as a Whig and a government supporter. He died on 2 Oct. 1759.2

Ref Volumes: 1690-1715

Author: Eveline Cruickshanks


  • 1. Dugdale’s Vis. Yorks. ed. Clay, iii. 36–37; C. J. D. Ingledew, Northallerton, 138.
  • 2. Quinn thesis, 113, 116, 119.