John Proby (died 1762)

John Proby (c. 1698-15 March 1762), was a British Member of Parliament.

Proby was the son of William Proby, Governor of Fort St George, Madras, and his wife Henrietta, daughter of Robert Cornewall. He was elected to the House of Commons for Huntingdonshire in 1722, a seat he held until 1727, and later represented Stamford from 1734 to 1747. He married the Hon. Jane, daughter of John Leveson-Gower, 1st Baron Gower, in 1719. One of their sons, the Very Reverend Baptist Proby (d. 1807), became Dean of Lichfield. Another son, John, succeeded him as Member of Parliament for Stamford and was elevated to the peerage as Baron Carysfort. Jane Proby died in 1726. Proby survived her by over thirty-five years and died in March 1762.

Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
John Bigg
Viscount Hinchingbrooke
Member of Parliament for Huntingdonshire
with John Bigg

Succeeded by
John Bigg
Marquess of Hartington
Preceded by
William Noel
Robert Shirley
Member of Parliament for Stamford
with William Noel

Succeeded by
Lord Burghley
John Proby


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