SOTHERON, William (?1755-1806), of Darrington, nr. Pontefract, Yorks.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1754-1790, ed. L. Namier, J. Brooke., 1964
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1784 - 1796

Family and Education

b. ?1755, 1st s. of William Sotheron of Darrington by Sarah, da. and h. of Samuel Savile of Darrington.  m. 19 Dec. 1793, Sarah, da. and coh. of Edmund Barker of Potters Newton, Yorks, s.p.  suc. fa. 1789.

Offices Held

Cornet R. Horse Gds. 1770, lt. 1773; capt. 62 Ft. 1776; maj. (half-pay) 1789.


In 1784 Sotheron successfully contested Pontefract on the householder interest. In William Adam’s list of May 1784 he was classed as ‘doubtful’. His only recorded votes were with Pitt on the Regency, 1788-9. There is no report of his having spoken in the House before 1790.

He died 31 Jan. 1806.

Ref Volumes: 1754-1790

Author: Mary M. Drummond