MUSSENDEN, Hill (1699-1772), of Herringfleet, Suff.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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1741 - 1747

Family and Education

b. 1699, 2nd s. of John Mussenden of Hillsborough, co. Down by Jane da. of Adam Leathes; yr. bro. of Carteret Leathes. m. (settlement 30 June 1736)1 Martha, da. of Sir Henry Johnson, M.P., of Friston Hall, Suff., sis. of Sir Henry Johnson, s.p.

Offices Held

Commr. of alienation office 1738-44.


Mussenden was returned for Harwich on the interest of his brother, Carteret Leathes. Like his brother he supported the Administration till the end of 1743, when they both voted with the Opposition on the Hanoverians. He again voted against the Hanoverians in 1744,2 losing his place on the formation of the Broad-bottom Government in December. He abstained from voting on them in 1746. Never standing again, he died 23 Nov. 1772, leaving his property to his brother.

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: Romney R. Sedgwick


  • 1. Copinger, Suff. Manors, v. 44-45.
  • 2. Owen, Pelhams, 202, 208.