SLINGSBY, Sir Henry, 5th Bt. (?1693-1763), of Scriven, nr. Knaresborough, Yorks.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1754-1790, ed. L. Namier, J. Brooke., 1964
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17 May 1714 - 1715
1722 - 18 Jan. 1763

Family and Education

b. ?1693, 1st s. of Sir Thomas Slingsby, 4th Bt., by Sarah, da. of John Savile of Methley, nr. Leeds.  educ. Univ. Coll. Oxf. 13 Oct. 1710, aged 17.  m. 1729, Mary, da. of John Aislabie, M.P., of Studley, chancellor of the Exchequer 1718-21, sis. of William Aislabie, s.p.  suc. fa. Nov. 1726.

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Slingsby was returned on his own interest at Knaresborough. He voted regularly with the Opposition; and was classed by Dupplin in 1754 as a Tory. In December 1762 he voted against the peace preliminaries.  He died 18 Jan. 1763.

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Author: Mary M. Drummond