MANATON, Henry (1650-1716), of Harewood, Calstock, Cornw.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1660-1690, ed. B.D. Henning, 1983
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Feb. 1701
Dec. 1701
1702 - 21 Dec. 1703
21 Dec. 1703
1710 - 3 Feb. 1711
26 Mar. - 8 May 1711
11 Feb. 1712

Family and Education

bap. 17 Sept. 1650, 3rd s. of Ambrose Manaton of Trecarrell by 2nd w.; bro. of Ambrose Manaton. educ. G. Inn 1671, called 1686. m. 3 Aug. 1693, Martha (d. 1 July 1721), da. of Solomon Andrew, merchant, of Lyme Regis, Dorset, s.p. suc. bro. 1696.1

Offices Held

Commr. for assessment, Cornw. and Devon 1689-90; j.p. Cornw. 1691-?d., Devon by 1701-?d.; dep. lt. Cornw. by 1701-?d.; recorder, Camelford by 1711-d.2


Calstock was leased to Manaton in 1685. At the general election of 1689 he was returned with his brother for Camelford, two-thirds of which later became his property. No activity in the Convention can definitely be attributed to him, and on 19 July he was given leave for a month. Nothing is known of his politics either at this time, but after 1690 he usually voted with the Tories. He probably died shortly before 16 May 1716, when his cousin and heir succeeded him as recorder of Camelford; but no later member of the family sat in Parliament.3

Ref Volumes: 1660-1690

Author: Paula Watson


  • 1. Soc. of Genealogists, Lezant par. reg.; Western Antiq. ix. 86-88; Hutchins, Dorset, ii. 70; Vis. Cornw. (Harl. Soc. ix), 135; Calstock par. reg.
  • 2. CJ, xvi. 125; J. Maclean, Trigg Minor, ii. 334.
  • 3. Cal. Treas. Bks. viii. 29-30, 210; PCC 117 Whitfield.