CORNEWALL, Henry (1685-1756), of Byfleet, Surr.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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1747 - 1754

Family and Education

b. 1685, 1st s. of Col. Henry Cornewall, M.P., of Moccas Court, Herefs. by his 1st w. Margarita Laurentia, da. of Laurentius Huyssen of Middleburgh, Zeeland; half-bro. of Velters and James Cornewall. unm. suc. fa. to Radnor estates 1717; and half-bro. James Cornewall 1744.

Offices Held

Guidon and maj. 2 Life Gds. 1704, cornet and eld. maj. 1709, lt. and lt.-col. 1709-c.1740; brevet-col. of Horse 1711; brig.-gen. 1735, maj.-gen. 1739; col. 7 Marines 1740-8; lt.-gen. 1743; gov. Londonderry 1749-d.


Cornewall, whose father represented Weobley 1685-7, Hereford 1689-95, Herefordshire 1698-1700, and Weobley 1701, 1702, 1705-8, and 1710-13, was returned for Hereford in 1747 at the age of 62, after standing unsuccessfully for it in 1741. Classed as a government supporter, he did not stand in 1754. He died 4 June 1756.

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: A. N. Newman