Sir Hedworth Williamson, 7th Baronet

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Sir Hedworth Williamson, 7th Baronet (1 November 1797 – 24 April 1861)[1] was an English Whig politician who sat in the House of Commons in two periods between 1831 and 1852. He was educated at St John's College, Cambridge.[2]

Williamson was the son of Sir Hedworth Williamson, 6th Baronet. He inherited the baronetcy from his father in 1810.

Williamson was elected Member of Parliament (MP) for County Durham at the 1831 general election[3] and held the seat until 1832[4] when it was divided under the Great Reform Act. He was then elected at the 1832 general election as an MP for North Durham,[5] and held the seat until he stood down at the 1837 general election.[5] He was High Sheriff of Durham in 1840.[citation needed] In December 1847 he was elected at a by-election as MP for Sunderland[6] and held the seat until he stood down at the 1852 general election.[6][7]

Williamson's son Hedworth succeeded to the baronetcy. His daughter Maria Dorothea married David Barclay who was also an MP for Sunderland.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Leigh Rayment's list of baronets – Baronetcies beginning with "W" (part 2) [self-published source][better source needed]
  2. ^ "Williamson, Hedworth (WLN815H)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 
  3. ^ Stooks Smith, Henry. (1973) [1844-1850]. Craig, F. W. S., ed. The Parliaments of England (2nd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 99. ISBN 0-900178-13-2. 
  4. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "D" (part 4)[self-published source][better source needed]
  5. ^ a b Craig, F. W. S. (1989) [1977]. British parliamentary election results 1832–1885 (2nd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 382. ISBN 0-900178-26-4. 
  6. ^ a b Craig, page 295
  7. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "S" (part 6)[self-published source][better source needed]

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
The Hon. William Powlett
and William Russell
Member of Parliament for County Durham
18311832
With: William Russell
Constituency divided
New constituency Member of Parliament for North Durham
1832–1837
With: Hedworth Lambton
Succeeded by
Hedworth Lambton
and The Hon. Henry Liddell
Preceded by
David Barclay
and George Hudson
Member of Parliament for Sunderland
18471852
With: George Hudson
Succeeded by
George Hudson
and William Digby Seymour
Honorary titles
Preceded by
Sir William Chaytor, Bt.
High Sheriff of Durham
1840–1841
Succeeded by
William Russell
Baronetage of England
Preceded by
Hedworth Williamson
Baronet
(of East Markham)
1810–1861
Succeeded by
Hedworth Williamson