OURRY, Paul Henry (1719-83), of Plympton Erle, Devon

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1754-1790, ed. L. Namier, J. Brooke., 1964
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25 Nov. 1763 - Jan. 1775

Family and Education

b. 3 Oct. 1719, 2nd s. of Louis Ourry (a Huguenot of Blois, naturalized 1713, who held a commission in the British army 1707-11), by Anne Louise, da. of Louis Beauvais.  m. 26 Aug. 1749, Charity, da. of Rt. Hon. George Treby, M.P., secretary at war, sis. and h. of George Hele Treby, 3s. 2da.

Offices Held

Lt. R.N. 1742; cdr. 1756; capt. 1757; commr. of Plymouth dockyard 1775- d.


Ourry succeeded his brother-in-law on the Treby interest at Plympton. On 20 Sept. 1763 Lord Sandwich wrote to Augustus Hervey:1

I am very glad to hear you give so good an account of Captain Ourry’s political disposition, in consequence of which if he will apply to Lord Egmont for a guardship at Plymouth I am well assured he will meet with success, and have one of the first ships that is commissioned ... You may likewise inform Captain Ourry that his friendly language has saved him from another inconvenience, as there was a candidate ready for Plympton, who will now be stopped.

In Parliament he supported each successive Administration, and vacated his seat on being appointed commissioner of the dockyard at Plymouth. He is not known to have spoken in the House.

He died 31 Jan. 1783.

Ref Volumes: 1754-1790

Author: Mary M. Drummond


  • 1. Sandwich mss.