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General Hugh Warburton (1695 [1] - 26 August 1771) was an officer of the British Army.

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He was the son of Thomas Warburton of Winnington Hall by his wife Anne, second daughter of Sir Robert Williams, 2nd Baronet, of Penrhyn. [2] Thomas Warburton was the son of Sir George Warburton, 1st Baronet, of Arley, by his second wife Diana, daughter of Sir Edward Bishopp, 2nd Baronet, of Parham. [3] Hugh's sister Jane married John Campbell, 2nd Duke of Argyll. [2]

Winnington Hall Large house and former school

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Sir Robert Williams, 2nd Baronet, was a politician in Wales.

Penrhyn Castle Grade I listed building in Llandygai. Castle in Bangor, North Wales, UK

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Warburton joined the Army as a cornet on 25 July 1715. On 24 January 1734 he was made lieutenant-colonel of Lord Mark Kerr's Regiment of Dragoons, [4] and on 3 June 1745 colonel of the 45th Regiment of Foot. [5] [6] After King George's War, the regiment was stationed in Halifax throughout Father Le Loutre's War and the French and Indian War. On 24 September 1761 he transferred from the 45th to the colonelcy of the 27th Regiment of Foot, which he would hold until his death on 26 August 1771. [5] He was promoted to major-general in 1755, [7] lieutenant-general in 1758 [8] and general on 13 April 1770. [5] [9]

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Warburton married Susanna, [10] daughter and co-heiress of Edward Norris, of Speke. Their only child, Anne Susanna, married Richard Pennant, 1st Baron Penrhyn, but they had no children. After her husband's death Lady Penrhyn sold Winnington Hall to Sir John Thomas Stanley, 7th Baronet, of Alderley; she died on 1 January 1816. [2]

Speke Hall

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Richard Pennant, 1st Baron Penrhyn was the owner of Penrhyn estate, on the outskirts of Bangor, North Wales, six sugar plantations in Jamaica, and hundreds of enslaved African workers. He was a staunch anti-abolitionist and sat in the House of Commons between 1761 and 1790. He received an Irish peerage in 1783.

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Military offices
Preceded by
Daniel Houghton
Colonel of the 45th Regiment of Foot
Succeeded by
Andrew Robinson
Preceded by
The Lord Blakeney
Colonel of the 27th Regiment of Foot
Succeeded by
Sir Eyre Coote