- Born: 1703
- Marriage: Anne Lysaght
- Buried: 8 June 1762, Yarmouth, Isle of Wight
In the year 1746, a plan was formed for an expedition 'twas said for Canada, it proved to be only on the coast of Britany. His majesty questioning the officers when they would be ready to embark, several of them asked for a few weeks leave of absence; the King turning to Holmes, asked him "when shall you be ready?" "Tomorrow," answered he, "and whenever your Majesty should require my service." He was then a Lieutenant Colonel. The King immediately gave him a regiment of marines; he went on that expedition and soon had the 31st or the young buffs given him; and he remained always a favourite of George II. He became a Lieutenant General, Lieutenant Governor of the Isle of Wight and Commander in Chief of Portsmouth. He married a sister of Lord Lisle, of the Kingdom of Ireland. He had no issue, and died August 1762. Member for Yarmouth.
Noted events in his life were:
1. He was baptised on 28 February 1703 in Yarmouth, Isle of Wight.
Henry married Anne Lysaght, daughter of Nicholas Lysaght and Grace Holmes.