HENLEY, Robert (?1682-1758), of Glanville Wootton, Dorset.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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24 May 1748 - 1754

Family and Education

b. ?1682, 3rd s. of Sir Robert Henley, M.P., of the Grange, Northington, Hants, being 2nd s. by his 2nd w.; yr. bro. of John Henley. educ. Winchester 1696-1701; New Coll. Oxf. 3 Dec. 1701, aged 19. unm. suc. e. bro. John at Wootton Abbots 1732.

Offices Held

Mayor, Lyme Regis 1745-6.


Robert Henley inherited Glanville Wootton from his mother’s family. On the death of his kinsman Henry Holt Henley in 1748, he was returned for Lyme Regis, presumably as a stop-gap, by John Scrope, ‘quite contrary to the inclinations of one so advanced in years.’1 The last of several members of his family to represent the borough, he did not stand again, dying 2 Sept. 1758.

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: R. S. Lea


  • 1. Ben Hollett and Robt. Henley to Azariah Pinney, 14 and 16 May 1748, Pinney mss.