COMYN, Valens (bef.1700-51), of Eversley, Hants.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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1747 - 27 Apr. 1751

Family and Education

m. (1) Mary, 1da.; (2) 29 Dec. 1748, Mary Coleston, wid., of St. Andrew’s, Holborn.

Offices Held

Asst. accomptant for duty on hides by 1716; accomptant for the county inland excise on beer, ale, etc. 1727; under-searcher of customs, Gravesend 1734; accomptant gen. of excise 1734-c.1745.


Valens Comyn was probably related to Robert Comyn (d.1726), archdeacon of Salop, whose 4th son Stephen (d.1773) of the Inner Temple was father of Robert Valens Comyn (d.1799), also of the Inner Temple.1 Having achieved considerable success as a backer of privateering ventures between 1745 and 1747,2 he was returned for Hindon in 1747 as a government supporter, no doubt on the interest of Sir Henry Calthorpe, whose near neighbour he was in Hampshire. He died 27 Apr. 1751.

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: R. S. Lea


  • 1. Gray's Inn Adm. Reg. 371; Recs. of Old Westminsters, 206-7; Foster, Al. Ox. 1500-1714, i. 315.
  • 2. Voyages and Cruises of Commodore Walker, ed. Vaughan, pp. xxxi seq., 93.