OSBORN, Henry (1694-1771).

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1754-1790, ed. L. Namier, J. Brooke., 1964
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13 Dec. 1758 - 1761

Family and Education

bap. 27 Aug. 1694, 2nd s. of Sir John Osborn, 2nd Bt., of Chicksands Priory, Beds. by his 2nd w. Martha, da. of Sir John Kelynge, serjeant-at-law.  m. Mary, da. of Richard Hughes, commr. of the navy, 2s. 3da.

Offices Held

Lt. R. N. 1717; capt. 1728; r.-adm. 1747; vice-adm. 1748; adm. 1758; v.-adm. of England 1763.


Osborn served with distinction in the seven years’ war, and on 6 Dec. 1758 was thanked by the House of Commons. Subsequently he was granted a pension of £540 per annum for life. He was nominated for Bedfordshire (and supplied with a qualification) by the Duke of Bedford1 and returned unopposed. There is no record of his having spoken or voted in the House. He did not stand in 1761, Bedford’s son, Lord Tavistock, being then of age.

He died 4 Feb. 1771.

Ref Volumes: 1754-1790

Author: Mary M. Drummond


  • 1. Bedford mss 38, ff. 66, 82, 108.