WODEHOUSE, William (?1706-37), of Kimberley Hall, Norf.
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Family and Education
b. ?1706, 1st s. of Sir John Wodehouse, 4th Bt., M.P. of Kimberley, Norf.; bro. of Armine Wodehouse. educ. Caius, Camb. 1723. m. Frances, da. of Allen Bathurst, M.P., 1st Earl Bathurst, s.p.
The Wodehouses were the leading Tory family in Norfolk, which they had frequently represented. Wodehouse, whose father’s name was sent to the Pretender in 1721 as a leading Norfolk Jacobite with an estate of £5,000 p.a.,1 was returned for the county after a close and expensive contest in 1734, when he was also returned for Cirencester by his father-in-law, Lord Bathurst. Choosing to sit for Norfolk, he died v.p.of smallpox in London, 13 May 1737.
Ref Volumes: 1715-1754
Author: Romney R. Sedgwick
- 1. Stuart mss 65/10.