William Henry Whitbread

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William Henry Whitbread (4 January 1795 – 21 June 1867) was an English Whig and Liberal Party politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1818 to 1835.

Whitbread was the son of brewer Samuel Whitbread and his wife Lady Elizabeth Grey, the eldest daughter of Charles Grey, 1st Earl Grey. He was educated at Eton College and Trinity College, Cambridge. He was awarded a M.A. in 1816 and became a partner with his brother Samuel Charles Whitbread in the brewing firm.[1]

In 1818 Whitbread was elected as a Member of Parliament (MP) for Bedford and held the seat until 1835.[2] He was a J.P. and Deputy Lieutenant for Bedfordshire and became High Sheriff of Bedfordshire in 1837.

Whitbread lived at Southill, Bedfordshire and died at the age of 72.

Whitbread married, Harriet Sneyd, daughter. of the Rev. Wettenhall Sneyd, of the Isle of Wight on 5 November 1845. They had no family.


  1. ^ "Whitbread, William Henry (WHTT813WH)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 
  2. ^ Leigh Rayment Commons constituencies

External links[edit]

Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by William Whitbread

Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Hon. William Waldegrave
Lord George Russell
Member of Parliament for Bedford
With: Lord George Russell to 1830
Frederick Polhill 1830–1832
Samuel Crawley from 1832
Succeeded by
Samuel Crawley
Frederick Polhill