WEBSTER, Whistler (aft.1699-1779), of Battle Abbey, Suss.

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

Family and Education

b. aft. 1699,1 1st s. of Sir Thomas Webster, 1st Bt., of Copped Hall, Essex, and Battle Abbey. m. 20 Nov. 1766, Martha, da. of Rev. Richard Nairne, dean of Battle, s.p. suc. fa. 30 May 1751.

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After contesting Hastings unsuccessfully in 1734,2 Webster was returned in 1741 unopposed at East Grinstead, where his father had acquired an interest. Voting consistently against the Government, he was classed as Opposition in 1747. Despite this he wrote to Newcastle, 12 Apr. 1751, asking for a place in Prince George’s establishment for his brother-in-law, Sir Edmund Thomas.3

He died 21 Sept. 1779.

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: A. N. Newman


  • 1. PCC 147 Shaller, 130 Lynch.
  • 2. John Collier to Newcastle, 18 Apr. 1734, Add. 32689, f. 200.
  • 3. Add. 32724, f. 231.