CHETWYND, Hon. William Richard (?1731-65).

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1754-1790, ed. L. Namier, J. Brooke., 1964
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1754 - Feb. 1765

Family and Education

b. ?1731, 2nd s. of John, 2nd Visct. Chetwynd [I] M.P., nephew of W. R. Chetwynd. educ. Eton 1742; C.C.C. Oxf. 17 Jan. 1747, aged 15. m. 13 Mar. 1753, Elizabeth, da. of William Wollaston, M.P., sis. of William Wollaston, 1da.

Offices Held


In Dupplin’s list of 1754 Chetwynd was classed as a country gentleman supporting Administration. He appears in Fox’s list of Members favourable to the peace preliminaries (early December 1762). In autumn 1763 Jenkinson first classed him as ‘pro’, then ‘doubtful’. He voted against the Grenville Administration over general warrants, 15 and 18 Feb. 1764, and was classed by Newcastle, 10 May, as a doubtful friend. He died v.p. in the south of France, February 1765.

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Author: John Brooke