WINN ALLANSON, Charles, 2nd Lord Headley [I] (1784-1840), of Aghadoe House, nr. Killarney, co. Kerry.
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Family and Education
b. 25 June 1784, 1st s. of Sir George Allanson Winn, 1st Bt.*, by 2nd w. educ. Eton c.1797-1802; Trinity Coll. Camb. 1802. m. 19 Nov. 1825, Anne née Matthews, s.p. suc. fa. as 2nd Lord Headley [I] 9 Apr. 1798; his distant cos. Sir Edmund Mark Winn as 8th Bt. June 1833, but not in the estates.
Headley was one of the young contenders for Pitt’s seat for Cambridge University in 1806, proposed by Pitt’s friends at Trinity College, but he made way for Palmerston.1 At the general election that year he was returned for Ripon on the Allanson interest, like his late father. He was listed among the staunch friends of the abolition of the slave trade. A defaulter on 2 Mar. 1807, he obtained six weeks’ leave to visit his Irish estates two days later, having served on the Thetford election committee.