Sir John Stonhouse, MP, 3rd Baronet

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About Sir John Stonhouse, MP, 3rd Baronet

Family and Education b. ?1672, 1st s. of Sir John Stonhouse, 2nd Bt., M.P., by Martha, da. and h. of Robert Brigges. educ. Queen’s, Oxf. 12 Apr. 1690, aged 17; I. Temple 1690. m. (1) 1695, Mary (d.1705), da. and h. of Henry Mellish of Sanderstead, Surr., 1s. d.v.p. 3da.; (2) 29 Aug. 1706, Penelope, da. of Sir Robert Dashwood, 1st Bt., 3s. 6da. suc. fa. 1700.

Offices Held

Steward and bailiff of the hundreds of Ock and Moreton, Berks. 1706;1 comptroller of the Household 1713-14; P.C. 7 Apr. 1713.

Biography Descended from a court official, who purchased Radley in 1560,2 Stonhouse represented his county as a Tory for over thirty years, voting after 1715 against the Government in most recorded divisions, but being twice taken into custody by the serjeant at arms for defaulting in a call of the House.3 In 1721 his name was sent to the Pretender as a probable supporter in the event of a rising.4 He died 10 Oct. 1733.

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754 Author: R. S. Lea Notes 1. Cal. Treas. Bks. xx. 706. 2. VCH Berks. iv. 412. 3. CJ, xix. 61; xxi. 375. 4. Stuart mss 65/16.

6th Baronet

Sir John Stonhouse, 4th Baronet of Radley (1670 creation) and 7th Baronet of Radley (1628 creation), see for details.

Complete baronetage; Cokayne, George E. (George Edward); 1904; Vol. IV; page 47