ASTON, Sir Willoughby, 5th Bt. (1714-72), of Risley, Derbys.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1754-1790, ed. L. Namier, J. Brooke., 1964
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1754 - 1761

Family and Education

b. 18 Feb. 1714, 1st s. of Richard Aston of Wadley, Berks. by Elizabeth, da. of John Warren of Wantage, Berks. educ. Oriel, Oxf. 1730, All Souls 1735; L. Inn 1731, called 1736. m. 14 May 1744, Elizabeth, da. of Henry Pye of Farringdon, Berks., 1s. 6da. suc. cos. as 5th Bt. 17 Feb. 1744.

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In 1754 Aston stood for Nottingham on the Tory interest with the support of Lord Middleton, receiving financial support from him and ‘divers other local gentlemen’,1 and was returned after a contest. In Dupplin’s list of 1754 he was classed as Tory. There is no record of his having spoken in the House. He stood again in 1761, but without Lord. Middleton’s support or that of the local gentry,2 and withdrew before the poll.

He died 24 Aug. 1772.

Ref Volumes: 1754-1790

Author: John Brooke


  • 1. John Clay to Newcastle, 24 Oct. 1753, Add. 32733, ff. 122-3.
  • 2. Namier, Structure, 94; John Eggington to Newcastle, 4 Jan. 1761, Add. 32917, f. 121.