WIDDRINGTON, Thomas (1640-60), of Gray's Inn.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1660-1690, ed. B.D. Henning, 1983
Available from Boydell and Brewer



9 Apr. - May 1660

Family and Education

bap. 19 June 1640, o.s. of Sir Thomas Widdrington, educ. G. Inn, entered 1641; Wormley, g.s. Herts.; Christ’s, Camb. 1653, unm.1

Offices Held

Freeman, Newcastle-upon-Tyne 1657.2


Widdrington was returned under age at the general election of 1660 for Morpeth, no doubt as a compliment to his father. He was appointed to no committees in the Convention, but when his uncle Thomas, 3rd Lord Fairfax, was elected to the Commons delegation to Charles II, Widdrington obtained leave to accompany him. He died of a violent fever at The Hague in the same month.3

Ref Volumes: 1660-1690

Authors: M. W. Helms / Gillian Hampson / Eveline Cruickshanks


  • 1. Arch. Ael. (ser. 3), vi. 38.
  • 2. Reg. of Freemen (Newcastle Recs. Committee iii), 74.
  • 3. CJ, viii. 18, 52; Eg. 2146, f. 34; Voyce from the Watch Tower, 158.