Charles Winn-Allanson, 2nd Baron Headley
Charles Winn-Allanson, 2nd Baron Headley (25 June 1784 – 9 April 1840), styled The Honourable Charles Winn-Allanson between 1797 and 1798, was a British politician.
Background and education
Winn-Allanson was the elder son of George Allanson-Winn, 1st Baron Headley, by his second wife Jane Blennerhassett, daughter and co-heiress of Arthur Blennerhassett, of Ballyseedy, County Kerry. George Allanson-Winn was his younger brother. He was educated at Eton and Trinity College, Cambridge.
Lord Headley succeeded his father in the barony in 1798, aged 13. This was an Irish peerage and was not to entitle him to an automatic seat in the House of Lords on his 21st birthday in 1805. In 1806 he was one of the contenders for William Pitt the Younger's parliamentary seat at Cambridge University but made way for Lord Palmerston. At the general election of that year he was instead returned for Ripon, a seat controlled by the Allanson family. During this time he was listed as a supporter of the abolition of the slave trade. The following year he stood for Malton, against the interest of the Earl FitzWilliam. He was duly elected, mainly as a result of dissatisfaction with FitzWilliam and his agents. However, FitzWilliam and his supporters managed to obtain evidence of corruption and had Headley unseated on petition in 1808. He later represented Ludgershall between 1811 and 1812. He is not recorded as having ever spoken in the House of Commons.
- historyofparliamentonline.org WINN ALLANSON, Charles, 2nd Lord Headley I (1784-1840), of Aghadoe House, nr. Killarney, co. Kerry. Originally published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1790-1820, ed. R. Thorne, 1986
- "Headley, Lord [Charles] (HDLY802C)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge.