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.
Great Britain is an island in the North Atlantic Ocean off the northwest coast of continental Europe. With an area of 209,331 km2 (80,823 sq mi), it is the largest of the British Isles, the largest European island, and the ninth-largest island in the world. In 2011, Great Britain had a population of about 61 million people, making it the world's third-most populous island after Java in Indonesia and Honshu in Japan. The island of Ireland is situated to the west of Great Britain, and together these islands, along with over 1,000 smaller surrounding islands, form the British Isles archipelago.
A Tory is a person who holds a political philosophy known as Toryism, based on a British version of traditionalism and conservatism, which upholds the supremacy of social order as it has evolved in the English culture throughout history. The Tory ethos has been summed up with the phrase "God, Queen, and Country". Tories generally advocate monarchism, and were historically of a high church Anglican religious heritage, opposed to the liberalism of the Whig faction.
Jacobitism is the name of the political movement in Great Britain and Ireland that aims to restore the House of Stuart to the thrones of England, Scotland, and Ireland. The movement is named after Jacobus, the Latin form of James.
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.Bunbury was educated at St Catharine's College, Cambridge. 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.
Sir Kenrick Eyton was a Welsh lawyer and politician who sat in the House of Commons in 1660. He fought in the Royalist army in the English Civil War.
The Bunbury Baronetcy, of Bunbury, Oxon and Stanney Hall in the County of Chester, is a title in the Baronetage of England. It was created on 29 June 1681 for Thomas Bunbury, Sheriff of Cheshire from 1673 to 1674 and the member of an ancient Cheshire family. His grandson, Henry, the third Baronet, and great-grandson, the fourth Baronet, both sat as Members of Parliament for Chester. The latter died unmarried at an early age and was succeeded by his younger brother, the fifth Baronet. He was a clergyman. On his death in 1764 the title passed to his eldest son, the sixth Baronet. He represented Suffolk in the House of Commons for over forty years but is best remembered for his marriage to Lady Sarah Lennox. He died childless in 1821 and was succeeded by his nephew, the seventh Baronet. He was the son of Henry Bunbury, younger son of the fifth Baronet. The seventh Baronet was a distinguished soldier and politician. His eldest son, the eighth Baronet, was High Sheriff of Suffolk in 1868. He died childless in 1886 and was succeeded by his younger brother, the ninth Baronet. He was Liberal Member of Parliament for Bury St Edmunds. He died unmarried in 1895 and was succeeded by his nephew, the tenth Baronet. He was the son of Colonel Henry William St Pierre Bunbury, third son of the seventh Baronet. He served as High Sheriff of Suffolk in 1908 and was a Deputy Lieutenant of the county. On his death in 1930 the title passed to his son, the eleventh Baronet. He was High Sheriff of Suffolk in 1936 and was a Deputy Lieutenant of the county. His son, the twelfth Baronet, was High Sheriff of Suffolk in 1972. As of 2014 the title is held by the latter's second but eldest surviving son, the thirteenth Baronet, who succeeded in 1985.
St Catharine's College is a constituent college of the University of Cambridge. Founded in 1473 as Katharine Hall, it adopted its current name in 1860. The college is nicknamed "Catz". The college is located in the historic city-centre of Cambridge, and lies just south of King's College and across the street from Corpus Christi College. The college is notable for its open court that faces towards Trumpington Street.
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 electionand 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.
This is a list of Sheriffs of Cheshire.
The 1708 British general election was the first general election to be held after the Acts of Union had united the Parliaments of England and Scotland.
The 1710 British general election produced a landslide victory for the Tories in the wake of the prosecution of Henry Sacheverell and the collapse of the previous Whig government led by Godolphin and the Whig Junto. In November 1709 the clergyman Henry Sacheverell had delivered a sermon fiercely criticising the government's policy of toleration for Protestant dissenters and attacking the personal conduct of the ministers. The government had Sacherevell impeached, and he was narrowly found guilty but received only a light sentence, making the government appear weak and vindictive; the trial enraged a large section of the population, and riots in London led to attacks on dissenting places of worship and cries of "Church in Danger".
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.
Sir Charles Bunbury, 4th Baronet, of Bunbury, Cheshire and Rake Hall, Stanney, near Chester, was a British politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1733 to 1742.
Charles Lee served as a general of the Continental Army during the American War of Independence. He also served earlier in the British Army during the Seven Years War. He sold his commission after the Seven Years War and served for a time in the Polish army of King Stanislaus II.
Sir Thomas Hanmer, 4th Baronet was Speaker of the House of Commons of Great Britain from 1714 to 1715, discharging the duties of the office with conspicuous impartiality. His second marriage was the subject of much gossip as his wife eloped with his cousin Thomas Hervey and lived openly with him for the rest of her days. He is, however, perhaps best remembered as being one of the early editors of the works of William Shakespeare.
Sir Coplestone Warwick Bampfylde, 3rd Baronet of Poltimore and North Molton, Devon, was a British landowner and High Tory politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1710 to 1727.
Sir Roger Mostyn, 3rd Baronet, of Mostyn Hall, Holywell, Flintshire, was a Welsh Tory politician who sat in the English and British House of Commons for 25 years from 1701 to 1735.
Sir Thomas Hanmer, 2nd Baronet (1612–1678) was an English politician who sat in the House of Commons in 1640 and from 1669 to 1678. He was a Royalist during the English Civil War and raised troops for Charles I. In his personal life he was a keen horticulturist. He is not to be confused with Sir Thomas Hanmer, 2nd Baronet (1747–1828) of the second creation.
Sir John Pakington, 4th Baronet (1671–1727) of Westwood, near Droitwich, Worcestershire was an English Tory politician who sat in the English and British House of Commons between 1690 and 1727.
Sir Richard Grosvenor, 4th Baronet was an English politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1715 to 1732. He was the brother of Sir Robert Grosvenor, 6th Baronet, an ancestor of the modern day Dukes of Westminster.
Sir Robert Grosvenor, 6th Baronet of Eaton Hall, Cheshire, was an English politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1733 to 1755. He was an ancestor of the present Dukes of Westminster.
Sir William Courtenay, 2nd Baronet of Powderham Castle, Powderham, Devon, was an English landowner, a leading member of the Devonshire gentry and Tory politician who sat in the English House of Commons from 1701 to 1707 and in the British House of Commons almost continually from 1707 to 1735.
Sir William Stapleton, 4th Baronet, of Rotherfield Greys, Oxordshire, was an English Jacobite and Tory politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1727 to 1740.
Sir Charles Kemeys, 4th Baronet (1688–1735) was a British Tory politician who sat in the House of Commons between 1713 and 1734.
Sir Arthur Owen, 3rd Baronet, of Orielton, Pembrokeshire, was a Welsh Whig politician who sat in the English and British House of Commons between 1695 and 1727.
Charles Cholmondeley of Vale Royal, Cheshire, was a British landowner and Tory politician who sat in the House of Commons between 1710 and 1756.
Thomas Eyton, of Lower Leeswood, Flintshire, was a British landowner and Tory politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1721 to 1727.
John Hedworth (1683–1747) ), of Chester Deanery, Durham, was a British colliery owner and politician who sat in the House of Commons for 34 years from 1713 to 1747.
Dudley North of Glemham Hall, Little Glemham, Suffolk was a British landowner and Tory politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1710 to 1730.
Sir Robert Kemp, 3rd Baronet (1667–1734), of Hoxne and Ubbeston, Suffolk, was an English landowner and Tory politician who sat in the House of Commons between 1701 and 1734.
Sir Thomas Mostyn, 4th Baronet, of Mostyn, Flintshire, was a British landowner and Tory politician who sat in the House of Commons between 1734 and 1758.
Sir Cordell Firebrace, 3rd Baronet, of Long Melford, Suffolk, was a British landowner and Tory politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1735 to 1759.
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