Sir John Wittewronge, 3rd Baronet

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Sir John Wittewronge, 3rd Baronet (baptized 11 July 1673 – 1722), of Stantonbury, Buckinghamshire, was an English soldier and politician.[1]

Family[edit]

Wittewrong was the third, but oldest surviving, son of Sir John Wittewronge, 2nd Baronet. His mother was Wittewronge's second wife, Martha Seabrook of Mark Lane, London. Wittewronge married Mary née White and left 3 sons and 4 daughters.

Career[edit]

In 1709 he was given the colonelcy of a new regiment raised in Ireland but put on half-pay in 1712 when it was disbanded.

He was a Member (MP) of the Parliament of England for Aylesbury 1705 to 1710 and for Chipping Wycombe 1713 to 26 January 1722.

On his death he was succeeded as baronet by his eldest son John, who was later killed in a brawl in the Fleet Prison, but left Stantonbury in trust to provide for all his children plus his mistress and a further two illegitimate sons by her. It was eventually sold in 1727 to the Duchess of Marlborough.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "WITTEWRONGE, Sir John, 3rd Bt. (1673-1722), of Stantonbury, Bucks". History of Parliament Online. Retrieved 20 August 2018.
Parliament of England
Preceded by
Simon Harcourt
Sir Henry Parker, 2nd Bt
Member of Parliament for Aylesbury
17051707
With: Simon Mayne
Succeeded by
Parliament of Great Britain
Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
Parliament of England
Member of Parliament for Aylesbury
17071710
With: Simon Mayne
Succeeded by
Simon Harcourt
John Essington
Preceded by
Charles Godfrey
Sir Thomas Lee, Bt
Member of Parliament for Chipping Wycombe
1713–1722
With: Sir Thomas Lee, Bt
Succeeded by
John Neale
Sir Thomas Lee, Bt