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

Constituency

Dates

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.

Biography

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