HOLMES, Henry (1703-62).

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1754-1790, ed. L. Namier, J. Brooke., 1964
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1741 - 1747
1747 - 11 Aug. 1762

Family and Education

bap. 28 Feb. 1703, 2nd s. of Henry Holmes, and bro. of Thomas Holmes.  m. his cos. Anne, da. of Nicholas Lysaght of Mountnorth, co. Cork, by Grace, yst. da. of Col. Thomas Holmes, s.p.

Offices Held

Ensign 28 Ft. 1721, lt. 1723, capt. 1727, maj. 1740, lt.-col. 1743; col. 1746; col. 31 Ft. 1749- d.; maj.-gen. 1756; lt.-gen. 1759; lt.-gov. I.o.W. 1754- d.


Henry Holmes was the nominee of his brother Thomas, the government manager of the Isle of Wight boroughs, and regularly followed his line in politics.  He died 11 Aug. 1762.

Ref Volumes: 1754-1790

Author: Sir Lewis Namier