WARDOUR, William (1686-1746), of Whitney Court, Herefs.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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1727 - 1734
4 July 1737 - 17 July 1746

Family and Education

b. 12 July 1686, 1st s. of William Wardour of Whitney Court, clerk of the pells, by Anne Sopia, da. and coh. of Robert Rodd of Foxley, Herefs. educ. Queen’s, Oxf. 1704. unm. suc. fa. 1699.

Offices Held


Returned unopposed for Calne in 1727, Wardour voted against the Administration on the civil list in 1729 and on the Hessians in 1730, but with them on the army in 1732, the excise bill in 1733, and the repeal of the Septennial Act in 1734. Defeated at Mitchell that year, he was returned for Fowey by the Administration in 1737, thereafter voting with them in all recorded divisions, except on the chairman of the elections committee, 16 Dec. 1741, when he voted against Walpole’s candidate. He died 17 July 1746.

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