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