HONYWOOD, Robert (d.1735), of Markshall, Essex.
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Family and Education
b. bef. 1676.1 s. of Charles Ludovic Honywood of Charing, Kent by Mary, da. of Mr. Clement of Portsmouth. m. Mary, da. and eventually h. of Sir Richard Sandford, 2nd Bt., of Howgill Castle, Westmld., 5s. 1da. suc. his distant cos. John Lamotte Honywood (M.P. Essex 1679-81, 1693) to Markshall and other Essex estates 1693.
Descended from Sir Robert Honywood of Charing, who purchased Markshall in 1605, Honywood and his younger brother Philip, the general, who was deprived of his regiment in 1710 for drinking ‘damnation and confusion’ to the Harley ministry,2 were strong Whigs. Defeated at the general election of 1715, he was unsuccessful at a by-election in May 1715 but was seated on petition a year later. He voted against the Government on Lord Cadogan in 1717, with them on the repeal of the Occasional Conformity and Schism Acts but against them on the peerage bill in 1719. He did not stand in 1727, dying in January 1735.