ASHURST, Sir Henry, 2nd Bt. (aft.1670-1732), of Waterstock, Oxon.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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14 Apr. 1715 - 1722

Family and Education

b. aft. 1670. o. surv. s. of Sir Henry Ashurst, 1st Bt., M.P., of Waterstock (e. bro. of Sir William Ashurst, M.P., ld. mayor of London 1693) by Diana, da. of William Paget, 6th Lord Paget. educ. prob. Christ’s, Camb. 1687; M. Temple 1689; travelled 1689. m. bef. 1711, Elizabeth, 2nd and yst. da. and coh. of Sir Thomas Draper, Bt., of Sunninghill, Berks., s.p. suc. fa. 13 Apr. 1711.

Offices Held

Manager of goverment lottery 1694 and 1710.


Sir Henry Ashurst was the grandson of Henry Ashurst, a leading London merchant and nonconformist. Returned on petition in 1715 for New Windsor, near his wife’s property, he voted for the Administration in all recorded divisions but did not stand again. He died 17 May 1732.

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Author: R. S. Lea