CARTWRIGHT, Henry (d.1736), of Galway, and Golden Sq., London.

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

Family and Education

m. Jane, 3da.1

Offices Held

Lt. and capt. 2 Ft. Gds. 1697; sec. to comptrollers of army accounts 1703-5; dep. paymaster of army 1705-13; commr. of the equivalent 1715-19; commr. of victualling 1720-9; receiver gen. of stamp office 1729-d.; director, South Sea Co. 1724-33.


Cartwright was connected with James Brydges, later Duke of Chandos, who on becoming paymaster general in 1705 chose him as deputy.2 Obtaining office at George I’s accession, he was returned for Bossiney, voting with the Administration in all recorded divisions. Classed as ‘Cadogan and Carnarvon’ by Craggs in 1719, he did not stand again, dying 20 Oct. 1736.

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: Eveline Cruickshanks


  • 1. PCC 216 Derby.
  • 2. Cal. Treas. Bks. xx. 141; C.H.C. & M. Baker, James Brydges, 1st Duke of Chandos, passim.