WIGRAM, William (1780-1858).

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1790-1820, ed. R. Thorne, 1986
Available from Boydell and Brewer



1807 - 1812
1820 - 1826
1826 - 1830
1830 - 21 Feb. 1831
15 Aug. 1831 - 1832

Family and Education

b. 23 July 1780, 4th s. and bro. of Robert Wigram II* by 1st w., and bro. of Robert Wigram II*. educ. at ‘a good school at Holloway’. unm.

Offices Held

Director, London Assurance Co. 1806-9; director E.I. Co. 1809-54, dep. chairman 1822-3, Apr.-Oct. 1833, chairman 1823-4.

Lt. Epping Forest vol. cav. 1804, maj. 2 R.E.I. vols. 1809, lt.-col. 1812, 1820.


Wigram was described by his father in 1828 as ‘deservedly the son who is likely to enjoy the confidence of all my family’. After assisting in his father’s office at 3 Crosby Square, London, he became managing partner in Reid’s Brewery Company and a director of the East India Company. In 1807 he was elected for New Ross, a borough controlled by his distant kinsman Charles Tottenham, whose eldest son was married to Wigram’s sister. Sir Arthur Wellesley, however, noted