MITFORD, William (1744-1827), of Exbury, Hants.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1754-1790, ed. L. Namier, J. Brooke., 1964
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13 Dec. 1785 - 1790
1796 - 1806
1812 - 1818

Family and Education

b. 10 Feb. 1744, 1st s. of John Mitford, and bro. of John Mitford.  educ. Cheam; Queen’s, Oxf. 1761; M. Temple 1763.  m. 18 May 1766, Frances, da. of James Molloy of Dublin, 5s. 1da.  suc. fa. 1761.

Offices Held


Mitford had already made a name for himself with his History of Greece when in 1785 he was returned for Newport on the interest of his cousin the 1st Duke of Northumberland. His only recorded vote before 1790 was with Opposition on the Duke of Richmond’s fortifications plan, 27 Feb. 1786. Two speeches of his are reported before 1790, both in support of the militia.

He died 8 Feb. 1827.

Ref Volumes: 1754-1790

Author: Mary M. Drummond