SENHOUSE, Humphrey (?1731-1814), of Netherhall, Cumb.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1754-1790, ed. L. Namier, J. Brooke., 1964
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6 Nov. 1786 - 1790
1790 - 1796

Family and Education

b. ?1731, 1st s. of Humphrey Senhouse of Netherhall by Mary, da. and coh. of Sir George Fleming, 2nd Bt., of Rydal.  educ. St. Bees; Christ’s, Camb., 12 Jan. 1749, aged 17.  m. 30 Dec. 1768, Catherine, da. of Thomas Wood of Beadnell, Northumb., 1s.  suc. fa. 1770.

Offices Held


Senhouse, of an old Cumberland family, stood for the county in 1768 jointly with Sir James Lowther, but was defeated. According to George Musgrave Lowther for some time had ‘unsuccessfully been in search of a colleague and ... [was] at last reduced to Mr. Senhouse’.1 And though Senhouse, an alderman of Carlisle, and his father, an ex-mayor, had done a good deal to increase the Lowther interest in the city, Sir James seems to have made no further attempt to bring Senhouse into Parliament till he had him returned for Cockermouth at the by-election in 1786.

Senhouse’s only recorded vote in this Parliament was against Pitt over the Regency, 1788-9. There is no report of any speech by him before 1790.

He died 1814, aged 83.

Ref Volumes: 1754-1790

Author: Mary M. Drummond


  • 1. To the Duke of Portland, 23 Sept. 1767, Portland mss.