Francis Willoughby, 2nd Baron Middleton

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Francis Willoughby, 2nd Baron Middleton (4 October 1692 – 31 July 1758) was a baron in the Peerage of Great Britain.

He was educated at Eton and at Jesus College, Cambridge, graduating MA in 1712.[1]

He was Member of Parliament for Nottinghamshire 1713–1722 and for Tamworth 1722–1727. He succeeded to the barony on his father's death in 1729 and inherited estates at Wollaton Hall, Nottinghamshire (where he lived) and at Middleton Hall, Middleton, Warwickshire.[2]

He was High Steward of the Royal Town of Sutton Coldfield from 1729.

He married Mary Edwards in 1723 by whom he had two sons, who succeeded in turn to the barony, and a daughter:[3]


  1. ^ "Willoughby, Francis (WLHY709F)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 
  2. ^ "2nd Baron Middleton Bio". Retrieved 2006-01-03. 
  3. ^ "Willoughby pedigree 3". Retrieved 2006-01-03. 
Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
The Viscount Howe
William Levinz
Member of Parliament for Nottinghamshire
with William Levinz

Succeeded by
Sir Robert Sutton
The Viscount Howe
Preceded by
Samuel Bracebridge
William Inge
Member of Parliament for Tamworth
with Samuel Bracebridge 1722–1723
Richard Swinfen 1723–1727
George Compton 1727

Succeeded by
The Earl of Inchiquin
Thomas Willoughby
Honorary titles
Preceded by
The 1st Lord Middleton
High Steward of Sutton Coldfield
Succeeded by
The 3rd Lord Middleton
Peerage of Great Britain
Preceded by
Thomas Willoughby
Baron Middleton
Succeeded by
Francis Willoughby