PILKINGTON, Sir Lionel, 5th Bt. (1707-78), of Stanley, Yorks.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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17 Dec. 1748 - 1768

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.

Offices Held

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.

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: J. B. Lawson


  • 1. HMC Egmont Diary, i. 325, 337, 342.
  • 2. Wentworth Pprs. 488; Add. 32689, f. 270.
  • 3. HMC Var. viii. 174; CJ, xxvi. 80.