Regency Personalities Series-William Manners Tollemache Lord Huntingtower

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Regency Personalities Series

In my attempts to provide us with the details of the Regency, today I continue with one of the many period notables.

William Manners Tollemache Lord Huntingtower
19 May 1766 – 11 March 1833

William Manners Tollemache Lord Huntingtower was the eldest son of John Manners and Louisa Tollemache, 7th Countess of Dysart. On 12 January 1793, at the age of 26, he was created a Baronet, of Hanby Hall in the county of Lincoln. On his mother’s succession to the earldom in 1821, he was styled Lord Huntingtower, and adopted the surname of Talmash or Tollemache.

Huntingtower was known for his high-handed manipulation of the Parliamentary vote in Ilchester. He owned most of the borough, and represented it from 1803–1804 and 1806–1807. In 1818 his candidates, one of whom was his son, were not elected, and he had the workhouse pulled down. A petition to Parliament…

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