DRUMMOND, Henry I (1762-94), of The Grange, nr. Alresford, Hants.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1790-1820, ed. R. Thorne, 1986
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1790 - 4 July 1794

Family and Education

b. 13 Jan. 1762, o.s. of Hon. Henry Drummond, banker, of Charing Cross, Westminster and The Grange by Elizabeth, da. of Hon. Charles Compton. educ. Harrow 1774-9. m. 13 Feb. 1786, Anne, da. of Henry Dundas*, 3s. 2da. She later m. James Charles Stuart Strange*.

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Drummond was made a partner in the family bank in 1787. Three years later, when his father retired from Parliament, he was returned on the interest of the dowager Countess of Suffolk, a family friend. As Henry Dundas’s son-in-law, he could be expected to support Pitt’s administration, but he made no mark in the House. He was listed hostile to the repeal of the Test Act in Scotland in 1791. He suffered from a puzzling disease and died of a ‘gradual decline’ from obstructions in the viscera, 4 July 1794. By a nuncupative will dated 21 Mar. 1794 he requested his father (who assumed his debts) to provide for his widow.

H. Bolitho and D. Peel, Drummonds of Charing Cross, 130, 131-2; Gent. Mag. (1794), ii. 676.

Ref Volumes: 1790-1820

Author: R. G. Thorne