BYNG, Hon. John (c.1704-57), of Wrotham Park, Mdx.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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23 Jan. 1751 - 14 Mar. 1757

Family and Education

bap. 29 Oct. 1704, 4th s. of Sir George Byng, 1st Visct. Torrington; bro. of Hon. Pattee and Hon. Robert Byng. unm.

Offices Held

Entered R.N. 1718, lt. 1724, capt. 1727; gov. and c.-in-c. Newfoundland 1741-4; r.-adm. 1745, v.-adm. 1746, adm. 1756.


Returned on the Admiralty interest for Rochester, Byng was executed in Portsmouth harbour, 14 Mar. 1757.

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: A. N. Newman