ALLANSON, Charles (?1720-75), of Bramham Biggin, Yorks.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1754-1790, ed. L. Namier, J. Brooke., 1964
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1768 - 17 Sept. 1775

Family and Education

b. ?1720, 1st s. of William Allanson of Little Sion, Mdx. educ. Queen’s, Oxf. 2 May 1739, aged 18; I. Temple 1738. m. (1) 30 Apr. 1757, Mary (d.14 Oct. 1762), da. of Daniel Turner, M.D., wid. of Col. Peters s.p.; (2) 14 Feb. 1765, Elizabeth, da. and coh. of William Aislabie, s.p.

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Allanson was returned for Ripon on the interest of his father-in-law, William Aislabie, and like him followed an independent line in the House; voted with the Administration on the expulsion of Wilkes, 3 Feb. 1769, and the Middlesex election, 15 Apr. 1769, but with Opposition on the renewal of the Middlesex question, 25 Jan. 1770. He was listed as ‘doubtful, present’ in both Robinson’s surveys on the royal marriage bill, March 1772; as a dissenting friend in the King’s list on Grenville’s Election Act, 25 Feb. 1774, and as ‘pro’ in Robinson’s survey of September 1774. There is no record of his having spoken in the House.

He died 17 Sept. 1775.

Ref Volumes: 1754-1790

Author: Mary M. Drummond