WHITMORE, William (1714-71), of Lower Slaughter, Glos.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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1741 - 1747
1754 - 22 July 11771

Family and Education

b. 14 May 1714, 3rd but 2nd surv. s. of William Whitmore of Lower Slaughter, and Apley, Salop, and bro. of Thomas Whitmore. unm., 1s. 2da.

Offices Held

Capt. 2 Ft. 1735, maj. 1743; capt. and lt.-col. 3 Ft. Gds. 1745; col. army 1751; col. 53 Ft. 1755-d.; maj.-gen. 1758; lt.-gen. 1760; warden of the mint 1766-d.


William Whitmore was brought in at Bridgnorth by his elder brother, Thomas Whitmore. Like his brother one of Lord Powis’s group of Shropshire Whigs, he voted with the Government. He did not stand in 1747, but succeeded Thomas Whitmore at Bridgnorth in 1754. He died 22 July 1771.

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: J. B. Lawson