SHUTTLEWORTH, James (1714-73), of Gawthorpe Hall, Lancs. and Forcett Park, Yorks.
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Family and Education
bap. 6 Dec. 1714, 1st surv. s. of Richard Shuttleworth. m. 25 May 1742, Mary, da. and h. of Robert Holden of Aston Hall, Derbys., 4s. 3da. suc. fa. 1749.
Sheriff, Yorks 1760-1.
In 1741 Shuttleworth successfully contested Preston, where his father had been cultivating an interest.1 A Tory, who voted against the Government in all recorded divisions, he was re-elected unopposed in 1747. The second Lord Egmont wrote of him in his electoral survey c.1749-50: ‘will be with us in the manner of his father’. He died 28 June 1773.
Ref Volumes: 1715-1754
Author: Eveline Cruickshanks
- 1. See PRESTON, and W. Dobson, Parl. Rep. Preston, 17.