HENRY WARBURTON, Philip (1700-60), of Hefferstone Grange, Cheshire.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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5 May 1742 - 1754

Family and Education

b. 3 May 1700, s. of Rev. Matthew Henry of Broadoak, Flints., Presbyterian minister in Chester, by Mary, da. of Robert Warburton of Hefferstone Grange and h. to her bro. Peter Warburton. educ. L. Inn 1721, called 1727. unm. suc. fa. 1714; mother to Hefferstone Grange 1731 and assumed add. name of Warburton.

Offices Held


Warburton was the son of an ‘eminent dissenting teacher’ and the maternal great-grandson of Peter Warburton of Hefferstone Grange, chief justice of Chester.1 Returned unopposed at Chester as a Tory in 1742, he was one of the magistrates who examined the Young Pretender’s messenger carrying a letter to Lord Barrymore.2 Voting against the Government in all the recorded divisions, he was classed as Opposition on re-election in 1747, did not stand in 1754, and died 16 Aug. 1760.

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: Eveline Cruickshanks


  • 1. Ormerod, Cheshire, ii. 174.
  • 2. SP Dom. 36/73, no. 32 (13).