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William Brereton, 3rd Baron Brereton of Leighlin

Birthdate: (48)
Birthplace: Brereton, Cheshire East, England, United Kingdom
Death: March 17, 1680 (48)
London, England, United Kingdom
Immediate Family:

Son of William Brereton, 2nd Baron Brereton of Leighlin and Elizabeth Brereton, Lady
Husband of Sarah Brereton and Frances Willoughby
Father of William Brereton; Henry Brereton; Judith Brereton; Thomas Brereton; William Brereton and 2 others
Brother of Henry Brereton; George Brereton; Col. Thomas Brereton; John ? omitted from Ormerod Brereton and Elizabeth Brereton

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About William Brereton, 3rd Baron Brereton of Leighlin

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William Brereton, 3rd Baron Brereton FRS (4 May 1631-17 March 1680) was an English mathematician and politician who sat in the House of Commons in 1659 and became Baron Brereton in the Irish peerage in 1664.

Brereton was the eldest son of William Brereton, 2nd Baron Brereton of Brereton Hall Chester and his wife Lady Elizabeth Goring, daughter of George Goring, 1st Earl of Norwich and Mary Neville. He studied mathematics, spending some time being tutored by John Pell.

In 1659, Brereton was elected Member of Parliament for Newton in the Third Protectorate Parliament and for Bossiney in 1660.

Brereton became an original Fellow of the Royal Society on 22 April 1663. He inherited the Irish peerage Baron Brereton on the death of his father in 1664. In 1668 he gave the rectory of Tilston, near Malpas to mathematician Thomas Branker.

Brereton was succeeded by his sons John and Francis on whose death in 1722 the title became extinct.

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1631
May 4, 1631
Brereton, Cheshire East, England, United Kingdom
1654
1654
Age 22
Brereton, Cheshire East, England, United Kingdom
1658
1658
Age 26
1659
December 2, 1659
Age 28
London, Sussex, England, United Kingdom
1662
May 1, 1662
Age 30
Brereton, England
1675
1675
Age 43
France
1678
November 19, 1678
Age 47
Wicomico, Northumberland County, Virginia, United States
1680
March 17, 1680
Age 48
London, England, United Kingdom
1683
March 7, 1683
Age 48
Maryland, United States