HARPUR, Sir Henry, 5th Bt. (?1708-48), of Calke Abbey, Derbys.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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10 Jan. 1744 - 1747
1747 - 7 June 1748

Family and Education

b. ?1708, 1st s. of Sir John Harpur, 4th Bt., of Calke Abbey by Catherine, da. of Thomas Crew, M.P., 2nd Baron Crew of Stene. educ. B.N.C. Oxf. 10 May 1725, aged 16. m. 16 Sept. 1734, Lady Caroline Manners, da. of John Manners, M.P., 2nd Duke of Rutland, 3s. 1da. suc. fa. 24 June 1741.

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Harpur contested Derbyshire unsuccessfully in 1734. He did not stand again until 1744 when he was returned for Worcester as a Tory, voting against the Government. Soon after his unopposed return for Tamworth in 1747 he fell ill,1 dying 7 June 1748.

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: Romney R. Sedgwick


  • 1. Hartington to Devonshire, 17 June 1747, Devonshire mss.