Clement-Jones family - Person Sheet
Clement-Jones family - Person Sheet
NameSir Henry BUNBURY, 16356
Birth1676
Death1733
Spouses
Birth1680
Death1744
FatherWilliam HANMER , 16344 (ca1648-)
MotherPeregrina NORTH , 16345
Marriage1698
ChildrenWilliam , 424 (1710-1764)
 Charles , 16358 (1708-1742)
 Isabella , 16359
 Elizabeth , 16369
 Frances , 16370
 Mary , 16371
 Susanna , 16372
 Thomas , 16373
 Henry , 16374
Notes for Sir Henry BUNBURY
Sir Henry Bunbury, 3rd Baronet (29 November 1676 – 12 February 1733) of Stanney Hall, Cheshire was a British Tory politician who sat in the English and British House of Commons for 27 years from 1700 to 1727. At the time of the Hanoverian Succession in 1714 he was a Hanoverian Tory, but later offered support to the Jacobites.


Bunbury was the son of Sir Henry Bunbury, 2nd Baronet and his wife Mary Eyton, daughter of Sir Kenrick Eyton. In 1687, aged only eleven, he succeeded his father as baronet.[1] Bunbury was educated at St Catharine's College, Cambridge.[2] On 15 May 1699, he married Susannah Hanmer, only surviving daughter of William Hanmer (the second son of Sir Thomas Hanmer, 2nd Baronet), and had by her four sons and five daughters.[1]

Career

Bunbury was High Sheriff of Cheshire in 1699. He was elected Member of Parliament (MP) for Chester at the two contested elections in January and December 1701. Thereafter he was returned unopposed in 1702, 1705, 1708 and 1710. In 1711, he was appointed Commissioner of the Revenue for Ireland. He was returned unopposed as a Tory at the 1713 general election [3] and re-elected in a contest at Chester in the 1715 general election. In spite of the change of government, he initially held his Irish post, but after he was found with seditious pamphlets and engaged in Jacobite correspondence in May 1715 he was removed from the post in September. He was re-elected at the 1722 general election but was defeated in 1727.[4]


Death and legacy

Bunbury died in 1733 and was buried in Stoke, Chester four days later. He was succeeded in the baronetcy successively by his sons Charles and William. His daughter Isabella married General John Lee, and was mother of Continental General Charles Lee.
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