WORSLEY, Charles (aft.1671-1739), of the Middle Temple, London.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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1722 - 1727

Family and Education

b. aft. 1671, 2nd s. of Sir James Worsley of Pylewell Park, Hants by Mary, da. of Sir Nicholas Stuart, 1st Bt., of Hartley Mauditt; bro. of James Worsley and cos. of Sir Robert Worsley. educ. M. Temple 1690, called 1696, bencher 1723. unm.

Offices Held

Agent for Barbados 1723-7.


Returned for Newtown as a Tory in 1722 on the family interest, Charles Worsley, a practising lawyer, spoke on 16 Oct. 1722 against the bill to suspend the Habeas Corpus Act for a year. In 1723 he was made agent for Barbados,1 no doubt on the recommendation of the governor, his cousin, Henry Worsley. He was the author of ‘Master Worsley’s Book’ on the history and constitution of the Middle Temple. He did not stand again, and died 28 Aug.1739.

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: Paula Watson


  • 1. L. M. Penson, Col. Agents of British W. Indies, 250.