Sir William Leveson-Gower, 4th Baronet

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Sir William Leveson-Gower, 4th Baronet (c. 1647–22 December 1691) was an English politician.

Born William Gower, he was the second son of Sir Thomas Gower, 2nd Baronet and Frances, daughter and coheir of John Leveson. He added the surname Leveson to his own in 1668, when he inherited the Trentham and Lilleshall estates of his maternal great-uncle, Sir Richard Leveson. Leveson-Gower married Lady Jane Granville (the eldest daughter of the 1st Earl of Bath) and they had five children:

Leveson-Gower inherited his childless nephew's baronetcy in 1689 and on his own death two years later, was succeeded by his eldest surviving son, John.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Burke's Peerage (1939 edition), s.v. Sutherland, Duke of.
Parliament of England
Preceded by
Sir Caesar Colclough, Bt
Edward Mainwaring
Member of Parliament for Newcastle-under-Lyme
with Sir Caesar Colclough, Bt 1675-1679
Sir Thomas Bellot, Bt 1679-1685

1675 – 1685
Succeeded by
Edward Mainwaring
William Sneyd
Preceded by
Richard Newport
Sir Vincent Corbet, Bt
Member of Parliament for Salop
with Richard Newport

1681 – 1685
Succeeded by
Edward Kynaston
John Walcot
Preceded by
Edward Mainwaring
William Sneyd
Member of Parliament for Newcastle-under-Lyme
with John Lawton 1689-1690
Sir Thomas Bellot, Bt 1690-1691

1689 – 1691
Succeeded by
Sir Thomas Bellot, Bt
Sir John Leveson-Gower, Bt
Baronetage of England
Preceded by
Thomas Gower
Baronet
(of Sittersham)
1689 – 1691
Succeeded by
John Leveson-Gower