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Thomas Widdrington was an English politician and judge.

Thomas Widdrington Chief Baron of the Exchequer

Sir Thomas Widdrington SL was an English judge and politician who sat in the House of Commons at various times between 1640 and 1664. He was speaker of the House of Commons in 1656.

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Thomas Widdrington was an English politician who sat in the House of Commons in 1660.

Thomas Widdrington is an English former footballer and football manager, who is head of recruitment at Bristol Rovers.

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William Widdrington, 1st Baron Widdrington was an English landowner and politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1640 to 1642 and was created a peer in 1643. He fought in the Royalist army in the English Civil War and was killed in battle in 1651.

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Baron Widdrington, of Blankney in the County of Lincoln, was a title in the Peerage of England. It was created on 2 November 1643 for Sir William Widdrington, 1st Baronet. He had already been created a baronet, of Widdrington in the County of Northumberland, in the Baronetage of England on 9 July 1642. The Widdringtons were an ancient Northumbrian family who gave their name to the village, near Morpeth, Northumberland. In the 17th century the family were strongly Royalist. William Widdrington, 4th Baron Widdrington, joined Derwentwater and other Northumberland families in the Jacobite rising of 1715 and was captured at the Battle of Preston (1715). As a consequence of the subsequent attainder of the brothers, the Widdrington estates were sequestered and sold by the Crown, and the title was forfeited. Of their three great houses no traces now remain: Widdrington Castle was demolished in 1862 ; Stella Hall, Blaydon on Tyne, was demolished in 1954; and Blankney Hall, Lincolnshire suffered the same fate in 1960. Some of the family paintings passed to the Cook/Widdrington family of Newton Hall, and those were auctioned by Christie’s in 2010. The important collection of family portraits passed into the possession of the Towneley family through Mary Widdrington, daughter of the third Baron. These were sold at various auctions after Towneley Hall was emptied in about 1902. A few have since been donated to Towneley Hall, and four were donated to Stonyhurst College in the 19th Century.

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William Widdrington, 4th Baron Widdrington, was an English Roman Catholic peer and supporter of the Stuart claim to the Crown.

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Sir John Legard, 1st Baronet, of Ganton in Yorkshire, was an English landowner and Member of Parliament.

Ralph Widdrington was one of eight sons of William Widdrington, 1st Baron Widdrington and Mary Thorold.

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There have been three baronetcies created for members of the Widdrington family, one in the Baronetage of Nova Scotia and two in the Baronetage of England. All three creations are extinct. The Widdringtons were an ancient Northumbrian family who gave their name to the village, near Morpeth, Northumberland. In the 17th century the family were strongly Royalist and were rewarded with one baronetcy in the Baronetage of Nova Scotia and two in the Baronetage of England. William Widdrington was created a baronet, of Widdrington in the County of Northumberland, in the Baronetage of England on 9 July 1642. For more information on this creation, see Baron Widdrington. His cousin Edward Widdrington was created a Baronet, of Widdrington in the County of Northumberland, in the Baronetage of Nova Scotia on 26 September 1635, and a Baronet, of Cartington in the County of Northumberland, in the Baronetage of England, on 8 August 1642. The Nova Scotia baronetcy became either extinct or dormant on his death in 1671 while the English baronetcy became extinct.

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Widdrington is a village and a civil parish in the county of Northumberland, England. It borders Tritlington and West Chevington and East Chevington parishes to the north, the North Sea to the east, Cresswell and Ellington and Linton parishes to the south, and Widdrington Station and Stobswood parish to the west.