BYNG, Hon. Pattee (1699-1747), of Southill, Beds.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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31 Oct. 1721 - 1727
1727 - 17 Jan. 1733

Family and Education

bap. 25 May 1699, 1st surv. s. of Sir George Byng, 1st Visct. Torrington, and bro. of Hon. John and Hon. Robert Byng. educ. Grand Tour Mar. 1713-Aug. 1715. m. 11 June 1724, Lady Charlotte Montagu, da. of Charles, 1st Duke of Manchester, s.p. suc. fa. as 2nd Visct. 17 Jan. 1733.

Offices Held

Cornet, R. Horse Gds. 1712, capt. Aug. 1716-18.

Treasurer of the navy 1724-34; P.C. 4 May 1732; jt. vice-treasurer [I] 1734-46; P.C. [I] 19 July 1734; jt. collector for life of tonnage and poundage in the port of London Apr. 1743; capt. of yeomen of the guard 1746-d.; commr. of Greenwich Hospital.


In March 1718, Byng, aged 18, was granted a pension of £600 p.a. on the Irish establishment for 31 years with effect from the previous December, ‘in consideration of the long and faithful services of his father’.1 At a by-election in 1721, caused by his father’s elevation to the peerage, he was returned unopposed for Plymouth on the Admiralty interest. In 1724 he succeeded his father as treasurer of the navy. In 1727, Lord Torrington having settled the Southill estate on him on his marriage,2 he was returned for his county, which he continued to represent as a government supporter until he succeeded to the peerage in 1733.

He died 23 Jan. 1747.

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: Shirley Matthews


  • 1. Cal. Treas. Bks. xxxii. 264.
  • 2. PCC 25 Potter.