William Brereton, 2nd Baron Brereton
William Brereton, 2nd Baron Brereton (28 February 1611 – April 1664) was an English landowner and politician. He supported the Royalist cause during the English Civil War and sat in the House of Commons from 1661 to 1664.
Brereton was the son of Sir John Brereton (the 4th son and heir apparent to his grandfather Sir William Brereton, 1st Baron Brereton) of Brereton Hall and Anne, daughter of Sir Edward Fitton. He was baptised on 8 March 1611 in Gawsworth, Cheshire, England.
His father having died in 1629 Sir William succeeded his grandfather as 2nd Baron Brereton of Leighlin on 1 October 1631. He held no military commission during the Civil War but was an active Commissioner of Array and garrisoned Brereton. He was captured at the surrender of Biddulph House in Staffordshire. His estates were sequestrated and valued at an income of £1,400 p.a. he compounded his estate for £2,538 18s. and was forced to see land to pay the fine.
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