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General Sir Thomas Spencer Wilson, 6th Baronet (25 January 1727 – 29 August 1798) was an officer of the British Army and politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1774 to 1780.

British Army land warfare branch of the British Armed Forces of the United Kingdom

The British Army is the principal land warfare force of the United Kingdom, a part of British Armed Forces. As of 2018, the British Army comprises just over 81,500 trained regular (full-time) personnel and just over 27,000 trained reserve (part-time) personnel.

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The son of Sir Thomas Wilson, 4th Baronet, he was educated at Charterhouse School. He succeeded his brother in the baronetcy in 1760. By his wife, Jane Weller, he had one son and three daughters. One daughter married Charles Perceval, 2nd Baron Arden and another married Spencer Perceval, the future prime minister.

Charterhouse School English collegiate independent boarding school

Charterhouse is a boarding school in Godalming, Surrey. Originally founded by Thomas Sutton in 1611 on the site of the old Carthusian monastery in Charterhouse Square, Smithfield, London, it educates over 800 pupils, aged 13 to 18 years, and is one of the original Great Nine English public schools. Today pupils are still referred to as Carthusians, and ex-pupils as Old Carthusians.

Maryon-Wilson baronets

The Wilson, later Maryon-Wilson Baronetcy, of East Borne in the County of Sussex, was a title in the Baronetage of England. It was created on 4 March 1661 for William Wilson, of East Borne Place in the parish of Eastbourne, Sussex, a descendant of Sir Thomas Wilson (1524-1581), Knight, Secretary of State to Queen Elizabeth I. The sixth Baronet sat as Member of Parliament for Sussex. The eleventh Baronet assumed the additional surname of Maryon in 1899. The title became extinct on the death of the thirteenth Baronet in 1978.

Charles George Perceval, 2nd Baron Arden PC FRS was a British politician.

He joined the British Army as an ensign in the 8th Regiment of Foot in 1744 and progressed through the ranks to Major-General in 1777. He was made colonel of the 50th Regiment of Foot from 1777 until his death, promoted to lieutenant-general in 1782 and full general in 1796. He took part in the war in Flanders, the rebellion in Scotland, the war in Germany, where he was aide-de-camp to Lord Waldegrave at the battle of Minden, and in three expeditions on the coast of France.

Battle of Minden battle

The Battle of Minden—or Tho(r)nhausen—was a decisive engagement during the Seven Years' War, fought on 1 August 1759. An Anglo-German army under the overall command of Field Marshal Ferdinand of Brunswick defeated a French army commanded by Marshal of France, Marquis de Contades. Two years previously, the French had launched a successful invasion of Hanover and attempted to impose an unpopular treaty of peace upon the allied nations of Britain, Hanover and Prussia. After a Prussian victory at Rossbach, and under pressure from Frederick the Great and William Pitt, King George II disavowed the treaty. In 1758, the allies launched a counter-offensive against the French forces and drove them back across the Rhine.

He was MP for Sussex from 1774 to 1780,

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Military offices
Preceded by
Sir George Monson
Colonel of the 50th Regiment of Foot
1777–1798
Succeeded by
James Duff
Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
Lord George Lennox
Richard Harcourt
Member of Parliament for Sussex
17741780
With: Lord George Lennox
Succeeded by
Lord George Lennox
Thomas Pelham
Baronetage of England
Preceded by
Sir Edward Wilson, 5th Baronet
Baronet
(of Eastbourne)

1760-1798
Succeeded by
Sir Thomas Wilson, 7th Baronet