Henry Willoughby, 5th Baron Middleton

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Memorial in St. Leonard's Church, Wollaton to Henry, 5th Baron Middleton

Henry Willoughby, 5th Baron Middleton (19 December 1726 – 14 June 1800) was an English nobleman, the son of Hon. Thomas Willoughby.

He was born at York in 1726 and entered Jesus College, Cambridge in 1745.[1] In 1757, he served as High Sheriff of Yorkshire.[2] He succeeded his cousin Thomas Willoughby to the Middleton barony and estates in 1781.

He married Dorothy Cartwright in 1756 and lived in the family seat at Wollaton Park, Nottinghamshire. They had three children:[3]

His memorial is in St. Leonard's Church, Wollaton.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Willoughby, Henry (WLHY745H)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 
  2. ^ "5th Baron Middleton Bio". Retrieved 2009-11-02. 
  3. ^ "Willoughby pedigree 3". Retrieved 2006-01-03. 
Honorary titles
Preceded by
Sir G.M. Metham
High Sheriff of Yorkshire
1757–1758
Succeeded by
Jeremiah Dixon
Peerage of Great Britain
Preceded by
Thomas Willoughby
Baron Middleton
1781–1800
Succeeded by
Henry Willoughby