BYNG, Hon. Robert (1703-40).

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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1 Mar. 1728 - June 1739

Family and Education

bap. 27 Nov. 1703, 3rd s. of Sir George Byng, 1st Visct. Torrington, and bro. of Hon. John and Hon. Pattee Byng. m. 19 Dec. 1734, Elizabeth, da. and coh. of Jonathan Forward, contractor of transports, 3s.

Offices Held

Cashier of the navy 1726-31; commr. of the navy 1732-9; gov. Barbados June 1739-d.


Twice returned unopposed for Plymouth on the Admiralty interest, Byng voted consistently with the Government, speaking against a place bill, 22 Apr. 1735. He vacated his seat on being appointed governor of Barbados, where he was buried, 7 Oct. 1740.

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: Shirley Matthews