BURRARD, Harry (?1707-1791), of Walhampton, nr. Lymington, Hants.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1754-1790, ed. L. Namier, J. Brooke., 1964
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1741 - Nov. 1778

Family and Education

b. ?1707, 1st s. of Paul Burrard, M.P., of Walhampton by Lucy, da. of Sir Thomas Dutton-Colt.  m (1) 1731, Alicia (d. 1737), da. of John Snape, s.p.; (2) 2 Mar. 1754, Mary Frances, da. of James Clarke of Wharton, Herefs. 1s. 1da., both d.v.p.  suc. fa. 1735.  cr. Bt. 3 Apr. 1769, with sp. rem. to his bros.

Offices Held

Gentleman usher to the Prince of Wales 1728-36; collector of the customs of London 1731- d.; riding forester of the New Forest 1754- d.; gov. Calshot castle 1761-87.


The Burrard family had a very strong interest at Lymington, which usually gave them the recommendation to both seats.

In 1775 Sir Harry Burrard described himself as for ‘five and thirty years a steady adherent to the Government’.1 He is not known to have voted against any Administration, or ever to have spoken in the House; and, in exchange for support at Lymington, usually allowed Administration to recommend to one seat. Before 1754 he held a secret service pension of £500 p.a., which he gave up on being appointed riding forester;2 at no time during his service in Parliament was he without provision from Administration.  He died 12 Apr. 1791.

Ref Volumes: 1754-1790

Author: John Brooke


  • 1. Burrard to Duke of Chandos, 27 Mar. 1775, S. Burrard, Annals of Walhampton, 96.
  • 2. Add. 33038, f. 415.