b.11 Jun 1694
d.2 Dec 1742
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Thomas Willoughby (11 June 1694 – 2 December 1742), English politician, was the second son of Thomas Willoughby, 1st Baron Middleton and Elizabeth Rothwell. He was educated at Jesus College, Cambridge. He was MP for the university in 1720 and from 1721 to 1727; from 1727 to 1730 he was MP for Tamworth.
He married Elizabeth Southby of Birdsall (d. 25 April 1752) and had seven children:
- Henry Willoughby, 5th Baron Middleton (1726–1800)
- Francis Willoughby (b. 1727), of Hesley Hall, married on 25 May 1762 Octavia Fisher and had issue
- Rev. James Willoughby (1731–1816), rector of Guiseley, married Eleanor Hobson and had issue
- Cassandra Willoughby
- Elizabeth Willoughby, married in 1750 Rev. Edmund Garforth
- Emma Willoughby (d. 1781), married Rev. N. Hodgson
- Antonina Willoughby, married in 1765 Rev. Henry Hewgill
Through his marriage, he inherited Birdsall House, which would later become the chief residence of the Barons Middleton.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Thomas Willoughby (MP), in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. (Online: Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.).
- WILLOUGHBY, Hon. Thomas (1694-1742), in The History of Parliament.