Henry Pelham FRS
(1694-1754)

Died aged c. 60

Henry Pelham FRS (25 September 1694 – 6 March 1754) was a British Whig statesman who served as Prime Minister of Great Britain from 1743 until his death in 1754. He was the younger brother of Thomas Pelham-Holles, 1st Duke of Newcastle, who served in Pelham's government and succeeded him as prime minister. Pelham is generally considered to have been Britain's third prime minister, after Robert Walpole and the Earl of Wilmington. Pelham's premiership was relatively uneventful in terms of domestic affairs, although it was during his premiership that Great Britain experienced the tumult of the 1745 Jacobite uprising. In foreign affairs, Britain fought in several wars. On Pelham's death, his brother Newcastle took full control of the British government.

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Commemorated on 2 plaques

Spudgun67 on Wikimedia Commons
Jez Nicholson on Flickr

Henry Pelham c.1695-1754 Prime Minister lived here

22 Arlington Street, (Plaque on rear of building overlooking Queen's Walk, Green Park) Westminster, SW1, London, United Kingdom where they lived

Stanmer Park. Stanmer House was built in 1722 by Henry Pelham & the park laid out by Thomas Pelham who in 1801 was created the first Earl of Chichester. The estate comprises over 5000 acres & contains the villages of Stanmer & Falmer.

Stony Mere Way, Stanmer, Brighton, United Kingdom where they built