PILKINGTON, Sir Lionel, 5th Bt. (1707-78), of Stanley, Yorks.
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Family and Education
bap. 20 Jan. 1707, 1st s. of Sir Lyon Pilkington, 4th Bt., by Anne, da. of Sir Michael Wentworth, of Woolley, Yorks. educ. Westminster 1721; Ch. Ch. Oxf. 1725. unm. suc. fa. June 1716.
Sheriff, Yorks. 1740-1.
Pilkington, a member of the 1st Lord Egmont’s musical circle,1 took a leading part on the government side in the Yorkshire election of 1734, later contributing £50 towards a scrutiny.2 Returned for Horsham as a government supporter by his neighbour and friend, the 7th Viscount Irwin, he was one of the sponsors of the Leeds turnpike bill in 1751.3
He died 11 Aug. 1778.