He was the elder son of William Wrightson of Cusworth Hall, near Doncaster, MP for Aylesbury. Battie-Wrightson was educated at Trinity College, Cambridge (1812) and trained for the law at Lincoln's Inn, being called to the bar in 1815. He succeeded his father to the Cusworth estate in 1827.
He married Georgiana, the daughter of Inigo Freeman Thomas of Ratton Park, Sussex.
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by William Battie-Wrightson
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