PELHAM, Sir Nicholas (?1650-1739), of Catsfield and Crowhurst, Suss.
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b. ?1650, 3rd s. of Sir Thomas Pelham, 2nd Bt., M.P., of Halland, Suss. but 1st by his 3rd w. Margaret, da. of Sir Henry Vane, M.P., of Fairlawn, Kent. educ. Ch. Ch. Oxf. 13 May 1665, aged 14. m. Jane, da. and coh. of James Huxley of Dornford, Oxon., 2s. 1da. Kntd. 20 Apr. 1661.
Sir Nicholas Pelham was brought back to Parliament at the age of 75 by his great-nephew, the Duke of Newcastle, as a stop-gap to fill the vacancy created by the death of another great-nephew, Henry Pelham of Stanmer. Replaced at the next general election, he died 8 Nov. 1739 in his ninetieth year. An obituary notice writes of him:
He was upwards of sixty years in the commission of the peace, a gentleman of the most exemplary life, having spent all his days in the continued exercise of piety and charity.1
Ref Volumes: 1715-1754
Author: Romney R. Sedgwick
- 1. Gent. Mag. 1739, p. 605.