STONHOUSE, Sir John, 3rd Bt. (?1672-1733), of Radley, Berks.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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1701 - 10 Oct. 1733

Family and Education

b. ?1672, 1st s. of Sir John Stonhouse, 2nd Bt., M.P., by Martha, da. and h. of Robert Brigges. educ. Queen’s, Oxf. 12 Apr. 1690, aged 17; I. Temple 1690. m. (1) 1695, Mary (d.1705), da. and h. of Henry Mellish of Sanderstead, Surr., 1s. d.v.p. 3da.; (2) 29 Aug. 1706, Penelope, da. of Sir Robert Dashwood, 1st Bt., 3s. 6da. suc. fa. 1700.

Offices Held

Steward and bailiff of the hundreds of Ock and Moreton, Berks. 1706;1 comptroller of the Household 1713-14; P.C. 7 Apr. 1713.


Descended from a court official, who purchased Radley in 1560,2 Stonhouse represented his county as a Tory for over thirty years, voting after 1715 against the Government in most recorded divisions, but being twice taken into custody by the serjeant at arms for defaulting in a call of the House.3 In 1721 his name was sent to the Pretender as a probable supporter in the event of a rising.4 He died 10 Oct. 1733.

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: R. S. Lea


  • 1. Cal. Treas. Bks. xx. 706.
  • 2. VCH Berks. iv. 412.
  • 3. CJ, xix. 61; xxi. 375.
  • 4. Stuart mss 65/16.