Clement-Jones family - Person Sheet
Clement-Jones family - Person Sheet
NameRichard WROTTESLEY, 13542
Spouses
ChildrenElizabeth , 13538
Notes for Richard WROTTESLEY
Very Rev. Sir Richard Wrottesley, 7th Baronet (19 June 1721 – 20 July 1769), of Wrottesley Hall inStaffordshire, was a Member of Parliament, Anglican clergyman and Dean of Worcester.[1]
Biography[edit]
He married Lady Mary Leveson-Gower, the daughter of John Leveson-Gower, 1st Earl Gower and Evelyn Pierrepont, in 1739.
It is said that when Bonny Prince Charlie was marching south through England during the course of his rebellion, Sir Richard, a regular duellist, armed his tenants and gathered his servants to do battle but he reportedly never got further than a local inn, The Bull at Codsall, where his small band of men spent a convivial week.[2]
He became M.P. for Tavistock in December 1747, and held the seat until 1754.
He entered the Church and became minister at St Michael's, Tettenhall.[2] He was appointed chaplain in ordinary to the King, George III, in 1763. He was appointed Dean of Worcester in 1765, until his death.
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