About Paul Burrard, MP
Family and Education b. c.1651, 4th but 2nd surv. s. of Thomas Burrard of Lymington; bro. of John Burrard*. m. 20 Mar. 1676, Anne (d. 1680), da. and coh. of John Button† of Buckland, Lymington, 3s. (2 d.v.p.). suc. mother to Walhampton 1680.1
Freeman, Lymington 1672, mayor, 1678–9, 1699–1700; freeman, Winchester by 1691.2
Biography On the death of his mother in 1680 Burrard inherited estates at Walhampton and Old Palace Yard, Westminster, to which he added a moiety of the manor of Buckland in Lymington acquired by his marriage to the sister of his brother John’s wife. He continued the electoral compact at Lymington with the 2nd Duke of Bolton (Charles Powlett I*), and in the second election of 1701 took over what had been John’s seat for the borough, being listed as a Whig by Robert Harley*. Re-elected in 1702, he voted on 13 Feb. 1703 for agreeing with the Lords’ amendments to the bill for enlarging the time for taking the oath of abjuration, and, having been forecast as a probable opponent of the Tack, voted against it or was absent on 28 Nov. 1704. He was given leave of absence for his health on 18 Dec. 1704. The Journals record no notable parliamentary activity for him. In the 1705 election he made way for his son, Paul Burrard II, possibly because of failing health, since he died in 1706, aged 55.3
Ref Volumes: 1690-1715 Author: Paula Watson Notes 1. S. G. Burrard, Fams. of Borard and Burrard, 67–68. 2. E. King, Old Times Revisited, Lymington, 184, 190; Hants RO, Winchester bor. recs. ordnance bk. 7, f. 61. 3. Burrard, 66–68.