BURRARD, Paul II (1678-1735), of Walhampton, nr. Lymington, Hants.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1690-1715, ed. D. Hayton, E. Cruickshanks, S. Handley, 2002
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1705 - 1713
1722 - 1727
1727 - 30 May 1735

Family and Education

b. 29 May 1678, 1st s. of Paul Burrard I*.  m. 17 Oct. 1704, Lucy (d. 1750), da. and coh. of Sir William Dutton Colt, envoy to the courts of Hanover, Dresden, Celle and Brunswick, 4s. (1 d.v.p.) 1da. d.v.psuc. fa. 1706.1

Offices Held

Freeman, Lymington 1699, mayor 1708–9, 1711–12, 1716–17, 1726–7, 1729–30, 1733–4; ranger of New Forest 1722–?d.2

Sub-commr. prizes, Portsmouth 1706–7; commr. leather duty Dec. 1714–18, taxes 1714–22.3


Returned for the family seat at Lymington in 1705, Burrard was a Whig like his father and equally inactive in the House. He was classed as a ‘Churchman’ in a list of the new Parliament, duly voted for the Court candidate for Speaker on 25 Oct. 1705 and supported the Court again in the proceedings over the ‘place clause’ of the regency bill on 18 Feb. 1706. Shortly afterwards he was appointed a sub-commissioner of prizes at Portsmouth but resigned that office in November 1707. Two lists of 1708 classed him as a Whig and, re-elected for Lymington that year, he supported the naturalization of the Palatines in 1709 and voted in 1710 for the impeachment of Dr Sacheverell. Classed as a Whig in the ‘Hanover list’ of the 1710 Parliament, he voted on 7 Dec. 1711 for the ‘No Peace without Spain’ motion. He was given leave of absence on 3 Feb. 1711, again on 14 Apr. for his health, and for 42 days on 7 Mar. 1712. He did not contest the 1713 election, but at the end of the following year was appointed a commissioner for taxes and the duties on leather with a salary of £500 p.a. He returned to Parliament in 1722, and thereafter consistently voted with the administration. He died on 30 May 1735.4

Ref Volumes: 1690-1715

Author: Paula Watson


  • 1. Berry, Hants Gens. 154; S. G. Burrard, Fams. of Borard and Burrard, 68.
  • 2. E. King, Old Times Revisited, Lymington, 184, 192; S. Burrard, Annals of Walhampton, 35.
  • 3. Cal. Treas. Bks. xx. 648; xxi. 52; xxix. 193, 835; xxxii. 512, 600.
  • 4. Cal. Treas. Bks. xx. 648; xxi. 52; xxxix. 338; Gent. Mag. 1735, p. 332.