Richard Wrottesley (1721 - 1779)

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About Richard Wrottesley,_7th_Baronet

Very Rev. Sir Richard Wrottesley, 7th Baronet (19 June 1721 – 20 July 1769), of Wrottesley Hall in Staffordshire, was a Member of Parliament, Anglican clergyman and Dean of Worcester.


He married Lady Mary Leveson-Gower, the daughter of John Leveson-Gower, 1st Earl Gower and Evelyn Pierrepont, in 1739.

It is said that when Bonny Prince Charlie was marching south through England during the course of his rebellion, Sir Richard, a regular duellist, armed his tenants and gathered his servants to do battle but he reportedly never got further than a local inn, The Bull at Codsall, where his small band of men spent a convivial week.

He became M.P. for Tavistock in December 1747, and held the seat until 1754.

He entered the Church and became minister at St Michael's, Tettenhall. He was appointed chaplain in ordinary to the King, George III, in 1763. He was appointed Dean of Worcester in 1765, until his death.

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