Sir William Whitmore, 2nd Baronet

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Sir William Whitmore, 2nd Baronet (6 April 1637 30 March 1699) was an English politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1661 to 1699.

House of Commons of England parliament of England up to 1707

The House of Commons of England was the lower house of the Parliament of England from its development in the 14th century to the union of England and Scotland in 1707, when it was replaced by the House of Commons of Great Britain. In 1801, with the union of Great Britain and Ireland, that house was in turn replaced by the House of Commons of the United Kingdom.

Apley Hall-seat of the Whitmore family. Apley Hall restoration 2001.jpg
Apley Hall-seat of the Whitmore family.

Whitmore was the eldest son of Sir Thomas Whitmore, 1st Baronet of Apley Hall, Shropshire and his wife Elizabeth Acton, daughter of Sir William Acton, Bt. He succeeded in 1653 to the baronetcy on the death of his father, who had been MP for Bridgnorth. [1]

Sir Thomas Whitmore, 1st Baronet was an English politician who sat in the House of Commons of England between 1640 and 1644. He supported the Royalist side in the English Civil War.

Apley Hall

Apley Hall is an English Gothic Revival house located in the parish of Stockton near Bridgnorth, Shropshire. The building was completed in 1811 with adjoining property of 180 acres (0.73 km2) of private parkland beside the River Severn. It was once home to the Whitmore, Foster and Avery families. The Hall is a Grade II* listed building claimed as one of the largest in the county of Shropshire.

Whitmore baronets

There have been two baronetcies created for members of the Whitmore family, one in the Baronetage of England and one in the Baronetage of the United Kingdom. One creation is extinct while the other is extant.

In 1661, Whitmore was elected Member of Parliament for Bridgnorth for the Cavalier Parliament. He held the seat until his death in 1699. [2]

Bridgnorth was a parliamentary borough in Shropshire which was represented in the House of Commons of England from 1295 until 1707, then in the House of Commons of Great Britain until 1800, and in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom from 1801 until its abolition in 1885.

Cavalier Parliament ruling body of 17th century England

The Cavalier Parliament of England lasted from 8 May 1661 until 24 January 1679. It was the longest English Parliament, enduring for nearly 18 years of the quarter-century reign of Charles II of England. Like its predecessor, the Convention Parliament, it was overwhelmingly Royalist and is also known as the Pensioner Parliament for the many pensions it granted to adherents of the King.

Whitmore died aged 61. He had married Mary Harvey, daughter of Elias Harvey of London. He nevertheless died without issue and the baronetcy became extinct [1] Apley Hall passed to his cousin William.

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