GOODRICKE, Henry (1741-84), of York.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1754-1790, ed. L. Namier, J. Brooke., 1964
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4 Dec. 1778 - 1780

Family and Education

b. at Boulogne, 6 Apr. 1741, o.s. of Sir John Goodricke, 5th Bt.. m. 31 Jan. 1761, Levina Benjamina, da. of Peter Sessler of Namur (and continued for some years to live at Groningen in Holland), 3s. 4da.

Offices Held


Goodricke was returned unopposed on the Burrard interest at Lymington. He was listed as ‘pro, present’ on the contractors bill, 12 Feb. 1779; on 22 Feb. spoke for Barré’s motion for limiting the time of service of the soldier, but again voted with Administration on Keppel, 3 Mar. 1779. On 28 Apr. 1779 he supported the bill for granting relief to Dissenters, and spoke of ‘the necessity and sound policy of freedom in religion; there ought to be no tie on men’s professions of faith’. He voted with Opposition for an account of pensions, 21 Feb. 1780, supporting the motion ‘with some very judicious and pertinent observations’, and henceforth continued in opposition till he left Parliament.1

He died v.p. 9 July 1784.

Ref Volumes: 1754-1790

Author: Mary M. Drummond


  • 1. Almon, xii. 353; xvii. 138.