Whitworth, Charles, Sir, 1721-1778

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Whitworth, Charles, Sir, 1721-1778

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WHITWORTH, SIR CHARLES, eldest son of Francis Whitworth (qv); bapt. St. Andrew, Holborn 26 Jun 1721 (IGI); adm. (aged 8) Jun 1730; left 1738; adm. Lincoln’s Inn 1738 [check]; MP Minehead 1747-61, Bletchingley 1761-8, Minehead 1768-74, East Looe 14 Oct – Dec 1774, Saltash from 3 Jan 1775; Lieut. -Governor, Gravesend and Tilbury, from Aug 1758; Chairman, Committee of Ways and Means, House of Commons, from May 1768; knighted 19 Aug 1768; FSA 9 Nov 1758; author, A Collection of the Supplies and Ways and Means from the Revolution to the present Time, 1764, and other works; m. 29 May 1749 Martha, eldest dau. of Richard Shelley, Chairman, Board of Stamps; d. 22 Aug 1778. DNB.


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Whitworth, Francis, 1684-1741 (1684-1741)

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Users should note that the information recorded here that is not to be found in the first two volumes of the Record of Old Westminsters and its first Supplement has been assembled from various published and manuscript sources by Hugh Edmund Pagan MA FSA, and all new resulting text is his copyright, © 2014.

The Record of Old Westminsters: A biographical list of all those who are known to have been educated at Westminster School from the earliest times to 1927, Volumes 1 & 2, compiled by G. F. Russell Barker and Alan H. Stenning, London, 1928.

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