WRIGHTSON, William (1752-1827), of Cusworth Hall, Doncaster, Yorks.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1754-1790, ed. L. Namier, J. Brooke., 1964
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1784 - 1790

Family and Education

b. 20 May 1752, s. of John Battie (who 1766 took name of Wrightson), of Sprotborough, Yorks. by Isabella, da. and h. of William Wrightson of Cusworth.  educ. Ch. Ch. Oxf. 1768; L. Inn 1771.  m. (I) 1 Jan. 1781 Barbara (d. 1782), da. of James Bland of Hurworth, co. Durham., s.p.; (2) 20 July 1787, Henrietta, da. and coh. of Richard Heber of Marton Hall, Yorks.1  suc. fa. 1785.

Offices Held

Sheriff, Yorks. 1819-20.


Wrightson at his election in 1784 had the support of the Duke of Portland, who on 27 Mar. 1784 wrote to Sir William Lee:

Mr. Wrightson, a gentleman of as independent principles as of fortune, will off