William Wrightson

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William Wrightson (20 May 1752 – 25 December 1827) was a British landowner and Member of Parliament.

He was the son of John Battie (who in 1766 took name of Wrightson on inheriting Cusworth Hall) originally of Sprotborough, Yorkshire. Wrightson was educated at Christ Church, Oxford and Lincoln's Inn and succeeded his father to the Cusworth estate in 1785.

He was elected MP for Aylesbury in 1784, sitting until 1790. He was appointed High Sheriff of Yorkshire for 1819–20.

He died on Christmas Day, 1827. He had married twice: firstly Barbara, the daughter of James Bland of Hurworth, County Durham and secondly Henrietta, the daughter and coheiress of Richard Heber of Marton Hall, Yorkshire. His eldest son by his second wife was William Battie-Wrightson, at various times MP for East Retford, Hull and Northallerton.


Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
Anthony Bacon
Thomas Orde-Powlett
Member of Parliament for Aylesbury
With: Sir Thomas Hallifax 1784–89
Scrope Bernard from 1789
Succeeded by
Scrope Bernard
Gerard Lake