CORNWALLIS, Hon. James (1701-27).

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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3 Nov. 1722 - 28 May 1727

Family and Education

b. 16 Sept. 1701, 2nd s. of Charles Cornwallis, M.P., 4th Baron Cornwallis, and bro. of Hon. Edward, John and Stephen Cornwallis. unm.

Offices Held

Lt. R.N. 1720; cdr. of Griffin fire-ship.


Soon after coming of age James Cornwallis was returned by his elder brother, Lord Cornwallis, for the family borough of Eye as a government supporter. He died just before the next general election, 28 May 1727.

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: Romney R. Sedgwick