WEBSTER, Sir Whistler, 2nd Bt. (c.1690-1779), of Battle Abbey, Suss.

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

Family and Education

b. c.1690, 1st s. of Sir Thomas Webster, 1st Bt., M.P., of Copt Hall, Essex, and later of Battle Abbey, by Jane, da. of Edward Cheek of Sandford Orcas, Dorset; uncle of Sir Godfrey Webster, 4th Bt.  m. c.1766, Martha, da. of Rev. Richard Nairne, dean of Battle, s.p.  suc. fa. 30 May 1751.

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Webster inherited six burgages at East Grinstead as well as other property in the borough, and was returned there with the consent of the Sackvilles, who owned a majority of the burgages. He had been in opposition and at odds with the Pelhams in Sussex affairs; and in 1754 was classed by Dupplin as an Opposition Whig. He appears, however, to have gone over to Administration, and in 1755 solicited Newcastle for employment for his brother-in-law. He did not stand at the general election of 1761. In 1768 he declined, because of ill-health, an invitation from Lord Pelham and the Duke of Richmond to represent Sussex.1

He died 21 Sept. 1779.

Ref Volumes: 1754-1790

Author: A. N. Newman


  • 1. Add. 32861, f. 397; 33088, ff. 284, 286, 319.