HOGHTON, Sir Henry Philip, 7th Bt. (1768-1835), of Walton Hall and Hoghton Tower, Lancs.
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Family and Education
b. 12 June 1768, 1st s. of Sir Henry Hoghton*, 6th Bt., by 2nd w. educ. Charterhouse 1784-5; St. John’s, Camb. 1786. m. 13 Nov. 1797, Susannah, da. and h. of Peter Brooke of Astley Hall, wid. of Thomas Townley Parker of Cuerden Hall, 1s. 1da. suc. fa. as 7th Bt. 9 Mar. 1795.
Sheriff, Lancs. 1794-5.
Col. 3 R. Lancs. militia 1797-1803; brevet col. 1797-1802.
Hoghton’s ancestors for several generations had been active Presbyterians, but he had a conventional education and later supported the Church of England in Preston. He replaced his father, a supporter of Pitt, as Member for the borough on the old family interest in 1795. He was marked ‘pro’ in the ministerial election survey for 1796, when his electoral alliance with the Whig 12th Earl of Derby proved just strong enough to ward off a challenge from the corporation. Derby had sponsored his election to Brooks’s, 14 Nov. 1795, but he is not known to have voted with opposition. He apparently remained silent in the House, which he left at the dissolution in 1802, after Derby had reached an agreement with the corporation to return one Member each. He died 27 Nov. 1835.
Gent. Mag. (1814), i. 692; VCH Lancs. vii. 81; The Times, 3 Mar. 1800.