HARRIS, John (1703-68), of Pickwell Manor, nr. Barnstaple, Devon, and Wrotham, Kent.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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1741 - 1747
1754 - 1761

Family and Education

bap. 6 Sept. 1703, s. of William Harris of Pickwell Manor by Honor, da. of Arscott Bickford of Dunsland, Devon. educ. I. Temple 1724. m. 1731, Dorothy, da. of Francis Herbert of Oakley Park, Mont., sis. of Henry Arthur, 1st Earl of Powis, 2s. 2da. suc. fa. bef. 1724.

Offices Held


Harris was a country gentleman, with a strong interest at Barnstaple, for which he was returned unopposed in 1741. In October 1742 he was invited to the Cockpit meeting through H. A. Herbert, later Lord Powis. His name does not appear in any extant division list 1741-7, except in that of administration supporters absent from the vote on the Hanoverian troops, 10 Apr. 1746, where he is classed as Old Whig. He did not stand at the general election of 1747. Re-elected in 1754, he died February 1768.

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Author: Shirley Matthews