LAWSON, Sir Wilfred, 3rd Bt. (1697-1737), of Isel, Cumb.
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Family and Education
b. 1697, 1st s. of Sir Wilfred Lawson, 2nd Bt., M.P., by Elizabeth, da. and h. of George Preston of Holker, Lancs. educ. Queen’s, Oxf. 1713; I. Temple 1715. m. 14 Mar. 1724, Elizabeth Lucy, da. of Henry Mordaunt, M.P., bro. of Charles, 3rd Earl of Peterborough, 3s. 2da. suc. fa. 1705.
Groom of the bedchamber to George I 1720-c.1725.
Early in the seventeenth century the Lawsons, a Yorkshire family, acquired by marriage the estate of Isel, near Cockermouth, which they represented under Charles II and William and Mary. When Lawson himself first stood for the borough at a by-election in 1717 there was a double return, on whic