William Henry Whitbread
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.
In 1818 Whitbread was elected as a Member of Parliament (MP) for Bedford and held the seat until 1835. 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.
Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by William Whitbread
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Hon. William Waldegrave
Lord George Russell
|Member of Parliament for Bedford
1818 – 1835
With: Lord George Russell to 1830
Frederick Polhill 1830–1832
Samuel Crawley from 1832
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