WINNINGTON, Edward (1749-1805), of Stanford Court, Worcs.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1754-1790, ed. L. Namier, J. Brooke., 1964
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27 Nov. 1777 - 9 Jan. 1805

Family and Education

b. 14 Nov. 1749, o.s. of Sir Edward Winnington, 1st Bt.  educ. Eton 1763-5; Ch. Ch. Oxf. 1767.  m. 13 Sept. 1776, Hon. Anne Foley, da. of Thomas, 1st Baron Foley, 5s. 5da.  suc. fa. as 2nd Bt. 9 Dec. 1791.

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Winnington sat at Droitwich on the Foley interest. He voted steadily against North’s Administration; opposed Shelburne and supported the Coalition; and opposed Pitt. There is no record before 1790 of his having spoken in the House. He died 9 Jan. 1805. In his obituary notice in the Gentleman’s Magazine (1805, p. 91) he was described as ‘a gentleman eminent for his attainments in literature’.

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Author: John Brooke