WORSLEY, James (1725-87), of Stenbury, I.o.W.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1754-1790, ed. L. Namier, J. Brooke., 1964
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6 Feb. 1775 - 1780
5 Apr. - Aug. 1784

Family and Education

b. 10 Apr. 1725, 1st s. of David Worsley of Stenbury by Mary, da. of William Hooke.  unm.

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Worsley, returned at Yarmouth presumably on the Holmes interest vice his second cousin Edward Meux Worsley, supported North’s Administration. Returned at Newtown in 1784, he relinquished his seat after a few months. He may have been brought in by his distant cousin Sir Richard Worsley as a stop-gap until a suitable candidate was found. Apparently he never spoke in the House.

He died 10 Apr. 1787.

Ref Volumes: 1754-1790

Author: Sir Lewis Namier