ST. JOHN, Sir Henry Paulet (1737-84), of Dogmersfield Park, Hants.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1754-1790, ed. L. Namier, J. Brooke., 1964
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5 Feb. 1772 - 1780

Family and Education

b. July 1737, 1st s. of Paulet St. John, M.P. (cr. Bt. 1772) by his 2nd w. Mary, da. of John Waters of Brecon. educ. Winchester 1750; New Coll. Oxf. 1755.  m. 27 Oct. 1763, Dorothy Maria, da. and coh. of Abraham Tucker of Betchworth Castle, Surr., 1s. 2da.  Kntd. 24 Dec. 1760; suc. fa. as 2nd Bt. 9 June 1780.

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St. John was returned unopposed for Hampshire with the backing of the Duke of Chandos. His one recorded vote was with Opposition on Dunning’s motion, 6 Apr. 1780. Robinson in his electoral survey of 1780 wrote: ‘Sir H. P. St. John is often with us, but in the late questions was against or shirked. He is therefore only put down hopeful.’ There is no record of his having spoken in the House. He did not stand in 1780.

He died 7 Aug. 1784.

Ref Volumes: 1754-1790

Author: Mary M. Drummond