BURRARD, Harry (c.1707-91), of Walhampton, nr. Lymington, Hants.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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1741 - Nov. 1778

Family and Education

b. c.1707, 1st s. of Paul Burrard. m. (1) 1731, Alicia (d. Sept. 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.

Offices Held

Cornet 7 Hussars 1726; gent. usher to Frederick, Prince of Wales 1728-37; under-searcher of the customs, London 1731-40; mayor, Lymington 1734, 1738, 1742, 1749, 1763, 1770, 1776, 1779, 1781, 1791; riding forester of the New Forest 1754-d.; dep. lt. Hants 1754; gov. Calshot castle 1761-87; bow-bearer to the King in the New Forest.


Surrendering to a brother a post in the customs1 which was incompatible with a seat in the House of Commons, Burrard was returned for Lymington on his own interest, which he successfully defended against an attack by Charles Powlett, 3rd Duke of Bolton. Voting with the Administration in every recorded division, he received a secret service pension of £500, which he exchanged in 1754 for a post in the New Forest.2

He died 12 Apr. 1791.

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: Paula Watson


  • 1. Cal Treas. Bks. and Pprs. 1739-41, p. 431.
  • 2. Add. 33038, f. 352; 32734, ff. 118, 120.