John Wrottesley

Sir John Wrottesley

Rush ID: 6268

Details

Born:
c. 1 January 1771
Died:
1841
Birth place:
U.K.
Gender:
Male
Ethnicity:
Unknown
Religion:
Unknown
Aristocratic connections:
false
Formative occupation:
Landowner
Election occupation:
Landowner
Parentage:
Unknown
Notes:
Stenton appears to confuse father (1771-1841) and son (05/08/1798-27/10/1867), who had the same name. The son was a noted astronomer (Fellow of the Royal Society, 1841; President, 1854-1858) who has a minor planet named after him (!); there's no clear evidence of his having been an MP. In this case, the second wife (Bennett née Conyers) as stated in Stenton may have been the son's wife?
Knighthood/Dame:
True
HighestOffice:
Backbencher
Who's Who volume:
1

References

Rush ID:
6268
MNIS ID:
Not set
Wikidata Entity ID:
Q6264993
Parliament ID:
Not set

Name changes

  1. WROTTESLEY, Sir John (1771-1841)

Peerages

  1. 1st Baron Wrottesley

    New hereditary

    1838

Constituencies

  1. Staffordshire Southern

    Party: Liberal
    Year of election: 1832
    Date of election: 10 December 1832
    Nature of election: General election
    Nature of service: Continuation
    Year of exit: 1837
    Date of exit: 24 July 1837
    Party: Liberal
    Nature of exit: Electoral defeat
    Sponsorship: None known
    Constituency connections: Direct
    Notes: First elected for this seat in 1820.

Marriages

  1. Bennett, Lady Caroline

    Year: 1795

  2. Bennett, unknown

    Year: 1819

Parties

  1. Liberal Party member

Clubs

  1. Athenaeum