PENDARVES, Alexander (1662-1725), of Roskrow, Gluvias, Cornw.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1660-1690, ed. B.D. Henning, 1983
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16 Jan. 1699
Feb. 1701
Dec. 1701
12 Nov. 1713 - 22 Jan. 1714
12 Apr. 1714
11 Jan. 1721
1722 - 8 Mar. 1725

Family and Education

bap. 11 Nov. 1662, 2nd s. of John Pendarves of Roskrow by Bridget, da. of Sir Alexander Carew, and Bt., of Antony, Cornw. educ. Exeter, Oxf. 1682; G. Inn 1682. m. (1) Lady Dorothy Bourke, da. of Richard, 8th Earl of Clanricarde [I], 1da.; (2) 17 Feb. 1718, Mary, da. of Bernard Granville of Westminster, s.p. suc. bro. 1693.1

Offices Held

Commr. for assessment, Cornw. 1689-90, capt. of militia horse 1690, j.p. by 1701-d., dep. lt. 1702-?14; stannator of Tywarnwhaile 1703; commr. for sewers, Tower Hamlets 1712.2

Commr. for prizes 1703-5; surveyor-gen. of crown lands Jan.-Oct. 1714.3


Pendarves was returned to the Convention for Penryn, which his grandfather had represented in the Cavalier Parliament. According to Anthony Rowe he voted to agree with the Lords that the throne was not vacant; but he was appointed to no committees and made no recorded speeches. He continued to vote with the Tories in the next three reigns. He signed the Association, but after the Hanoverian succession he became one of the most active Jacobites in the west country. He died on 8 Mar. 1725, the last of this branch to sit in Parliament.

Ref Volumes: 1660-1690

Author: Eveline Cruickshanks


  • 1. Vivian, Vis. Cornw. 355-6; M. Delany, Autobiog. and Corresp. i. 22-24.
  • 2. CSP Dom. 1690-1, p. 81; J. Tregoning, Laws of the Stannaries, 118; HMC Townshend, 211.
  • 3. CSP Dom. 1702-3, p. 391; Cal. Treas. Bks. xiii. 315.