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Robert Williams, MP

Death: March 10, 1847 (80)
Immediate Family:

Son of Robert Williams, MP and Jane Williams
Husband of Frances Williams
Father of Frances (Fanny) Troyte and Robert Williams, of Bridehead
Brother of Ann Williams; Harriet Rashleigh; William Williams, MP and Sophia Cunningham

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About Robert Williams, MP

Robert Williams (11 February 1767 – 10 March 1847) was an English banker and politician. He purchased the Bridehead estate near Dorchester, Dorset around 1797. It comprised the manor of Littlebredy, Bridehead being a name fabricated by Williams, and in later years became the main family residence.

Williams was the Member of Parliament (MP) for Wootton Bassett from 1802 to 1807. On 17 March 1808 he was elected MP for Grampound after the previous election had been declared void on 7 March 1808. However he and John Teed were unseated on petition on 10 May 1808 in favour of George Augustus Frederick Cochrane the previous member and William Holmes. Williams was then elected MP for Kilkenny City from 1809 to 1812, and for Dorchester from 1812 to 1835

He was elected an alderman (1796-1801) and sheriff of London for 1797-8. He was prime warden of the Goldsmiths’ Company in 1810-11, director of the Hope Assurance Company in 1820 and chairman of the company from 1826 to 1841.

He married Frances Turner of Putney. His eldest son was Robert Williams (1811–1890).

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Robert Williams, MP's Timeline

February 11, 1767
January 23, 1811
Bridehead, Littlebredy, Dorset, UK
April 19, 1812
March 10, 1847
Age 80