PELHAM, Henry (?1729-1803), of Lee, Kent.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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22 Nov. 1751 - 1754
1754 - June 1758

Family and Education

b. ?1729, 3rd surv. s. of Thomas Pelham of Lewes, Suss. and bro. of Thomas Pelham jun. educ. Corpus Christi, Camb. 1746; fellow of Peterhouse 1751. m. 1 Sept. 1767, Jane, da. of Nicholas Hardinge, 1s. 1da. suc. bro. John to Catsfield and Crowhurst 1786;1 to estates of his niece Miss Cressett, taking add. name of Cressett 1792.

Offices Held

Commr. of customs 1758-88.


Henry Pelham was returned in 1751 as a government supporter. He died early in 1803.

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: Romney R. Sedgwick


  • 1. VCH Suss. ix. 79-80, 241.