ALLANSON WINN, Sir George, 1st Bt. (1725-98), of Bramham Biggin, Yorks.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1790-1820, ed. R. Thorne, 1986
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Constituency

Dates

1 Sept. 1789 - 9 Apr. 1798

Family and Education

b. 1725. o.s. of Pelham Winn of South Ferriby, Lincs. by Elizabeth, da. of Rev. Gilbert Wighton by Elizabeth, sis. of William Allanson of Bramham Biggin. educ. L. Inn 1744, called 1755. m. (1) 12 Apr. 1765, Anne (d. 9 Oct. 1774), da. of Sir Rowland Winn, 4th Bt., of Nostell, Yorks., 1da.; (2) 24 June 1783, Jane, da. and coh. of Arthur Blennerhassett of Ballyseedy, co. Kerry, 2s. 2da. suc. cos. Mark Winn of Little Warley, Essex 1763; cos. Charles Allanson of Bramham Biggin and took additional name of Allanson 20 Feb. 1777; cr. Bt. 14 Sept. 1776; Lord Headley [I] 27 Nov. 1797.

Offices Held

Baron of Exchequer [S] 1761-76.

Biography

Allanson Winn owed his seat for Ripon, where William Laurence* managed the returns, to his connexion with Laurence’s sister-in-law, the widow of Charles Allanson, whose cousin and heir he was. He made no mark in the House, silently supporting Pitt’s administration. In April 1791 he was listed hostile to the repeal of the Test Act in Scotland. On 27 Oct. 1793 he renewed an application to Pitt for an Irish peerage, which he obtained in 1797. He voted for Pitt’s