PACEY, Henry (c.1669-1729), of Boston, Lincs.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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1722 - 10 Dec. 1729

Family and Education

b. c.1669, 1st s. of Richard Pacey of Bolingbroke and West Keal, Lincs., yeoman, by Catherine, da. of Col. John Butler of Hundelby Lincs. m. (1) Elizabeth (d. 3 Apr. 1716), da. and h. of William Packharness of Freston, Lincs., 6s. 3da., (2) Cassandra Pindar of Kempley, Glos., 1s. suc. fa. 1691.

Offices Held

Receiver of land tax for part of Lincs. 1711; mayor, Boston 1708, 1720, dep. recorder 1709-15, 1724-7; judge of Admiralty, Boston 1711.1


Descended from a family of Lincolnshire yeomen, Pacey owned property in Boston, which he successfully contested in 1722 as a Tory. In the county election of 1723 he ‘made all the interest he could’ for the Tory candidate, Sir Neville Hickman.2 He voted against the Administration on the civil list arrears in April, and died 10 Dec. 1729.

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: Paula Watson


  • 1. P. Thompson, Hist. Boston, 456, 459.
  • 2. Letter from W. Johnson, 15 Dec. 1724, Spalding Gentlemen’s Soc. mss.