Arthur Onslow, 1st Baronet

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Sir Arthur Onslow, 1st Baronet (* before May 6, 1622 , † July 21, 1688 ) was an English nobleman and politician .


Onslow was born the second of 13 children to the politician Richard Onslow and his wife Elizabeth Strangways. He was baptized on May 6, 1622.

He was educated at Queen's College of Oxford University , where he was enrolled 1639th He was later admitted to the bar as a member of Lincoln's Inn . He began his political career in 1640 when he was elected to the House of Commons for the constituency of Bramber . The election was later declared ineffective. In January of the following year he did win the seat and held it until 1648. Between 1654 and 1655, 1658 and 1659 and between 1679 and 1681 he represented the Surrey constituency in Parliament. In between he was 1660 and from 1661 to 1679 representative of the constituency of Guilford.

Onslow was married twice. The first marriage to Rose Stoughton was short-lived, as she died on March 11, 1648 at the age of only 19. Around 1654 he went into a second marriage with Mary Foote. He had seven children with her.

On May 8, 1674 he was raised to Baronet , of West Clandon in the County of Surrey . The award was made with the special regulation that the title should be considered to have been granted on November 21, 1660 with regard to the protocol-based ranking . On this date, his father-in-law Thomas Foote (around 1592–1688) had been raised to Baronet, of London - but since he had no sons, it was foreseeable that his baronetcy would expire upon his death.

At his death his son inherited Richard Onslow his Baronet title of 1716 as Baron Onslow to Peer was charged.

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Web links


  • Charles Mosley (Ed.): Burke's Peerage, Baronetage and Knightage, Clan Chiefs, Scottish feudal Barons . 107th edition. Vol. II. Boydell & Brewer Inc, Stokesley 2003, ISBN 0-9711966-2-1 , pp. 3013 .
predecessor Office successor
New title created Baronet, of West Clandon
Richard Onslow