SHUTTLEWORTH, James (1714-73), of Gawthorpe Hall, Lancs. and Forcett Park, Yorks.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1754-1790, ed. L. Namier, J. Brooke., 1964
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1741 - 1754
1761 - 1768

Family and Education

bap. 6 Dec. 1714, 1st surv. s. of Richard Shuttleworth of Gawthorpe Hall and Forcett Park by Emma, da. of William Cole of Laughton, Leics.  m. 25 May 1742, Mary, da. and h. of Robert Holden of Aston, Derbys., 4s. 3da.  suc. fa. 1749.

Offices Held

Sheriff, Yorks. 1760-1.


In 1754 Shuttleworth declined to stand for Preston, and in 1761 was returned unopposed for Lancashire. In Bute’s list of December 1761 he was classed as a Tory. His only known votes in this Parliament were against Grenville’s Administration over Wilkes, 15 Nov. 1763, and against the repeal of the Stamp Act, 22 Feb. 1766; and he is not known to have spoken. He did not stand in 1768.

He died 28 June 1773.

Ref Volumes: 1754-1790

Author: John Brooke