SHUTTLEWORTH, James (1714-73), of Gawthorpe Hall, Lancs. and Forcett Park, Yorks.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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1741 - 1754
1761 - 1768

Family and Education

bap. 6 Dec. 1714, 1st surv. s. of Richard Shuttleworth. m. 25 May 1742, Mary, da. and h. of Robert Holden of Aston Hall, Derbys., 4s. 3da. suc. fa. 1749.

Offices Held

Sheriff, Yorks 1760-1.


In 1741 Shuttleworth successfully contested Preston, where his father had been cultivating an interest.1 A Tory, who voted against the Government in all recorded divisions, he was re-elected unopposed in 1747. The second Lord Egmont wrote of him in his electoral survey c.1749-50: ‘will be with us in the manner of his father’. He died 28 June 1773.

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: Eveline Cruickshanks


  • 1. See PRESTON, and W. Dobson, Parl. Rep. Preston, 17.