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.
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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.
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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.
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He was MP for Sussex from 1774 to 1780,
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