BERTIE, Hon. James (1673-1735), of Stanwell, Mdx.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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1695 - 1705
1710 - 1734

Family and Education

b. 13 Mar. 1673, 2nd s. of James Bertie, 1st Earl of Abingdon; bro. of Hon. Henry Bertie. m. 5 Jan. 1692, Elizabeth, da. and eventually h. of George Willoughby, 7th Baron Willoughby of Parham, 9s. 4da.

Offices Held


Bertie, whose wife had inherited the manor of Stanwell,1 sat as a Tory for Middlesex, where he had ‘a great and well established’ interest.2 From 1715 he voted against the Government in all recorded divisions. On 22 Nov. 1724 he seconded a motion for an inquiry into the outrages committed by outlaws in Wapping under the pretext of sheltering for debt,3 becoming a member of the committee set up to conduct this inquiry.4 He did not stand in 1734, dying 18 Oct. 1735.

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: Eveline Cruickshanks


  • 1. Lysons, Middlesex Parishes, 264-5.
  • 2. Duke of Chandos to Bertie, 14 Mar. 1722, Chandos letter bks.
  • 3. Knatchbull Diary.
  • 4. CJ, xx. 352-3.