Sir Charlton Leighton, 4th Baronet

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Sir Charlton Leighton, 4th Baronet (c1747–1784) was a British politician who sat in the House of Commons between 1774 and 1784.

Leighton was the son of Sir Charlton Leighton, 3rd Baronet and his first wife Anna Maria Mytton, daughter of Richard Mytton of Halston, near Shrewsbury. He was educated at Shrewsbury School and was admitted at St John's College, Cambridge on 17 September 1763 aged 16.[1]

Loton Hall, 1796

In the 1774 general election Leighton contested Shrewsbury with Robert Clive and was elected as Member of Parliament, but he was unseated on petition in 1775. He succeeded his father in the baronetcy and to Loton Park on 5 May 1780. [2]

At the 1780 general election he was returned unopposed at Shrewsbury and was again returned unopposed there in 1784.[2]

Leighton died unmarried on 9 September 1784 and was succeeded in the baronetcy by his half- brother Robert.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "Leighton, Charton (LTN763C)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge.
  2. ^ a b "LEIGHTON, Charlton (?1747-84), of Wattlesborough, Salop". History of Parliament Online. Retrieved 20 August 2017.

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Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
Noel Hill
Robert Clive
Member of Parliament for Shrewsbury
1774– 1775
With: Robert Clive
Succeeded by
William Pulteney
Robert Clive
Preceded by
William Pulteney
John Corbet
Member of Parliament for Shrewsbury
1780–1784
With: William Pulteney
Succeeded by
William Pulteney
John Hill
Baronetage of England
Preceded by
Sir Charlton Leighton, 3rd Baronet
Baronet
(of Wattlesborough, Salop)
1780-1784
Succeeded by
Sir Robert Leighton, 5th Baronet