WINNINGTON, Francis (b.1704), of Broadway, Worcs.
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Family and Education
b. Feb. or Mar. 1704, 1st s. of Francis Winnington of Broadway, Worcs. (e. bro. of Edward Jefferies, formerly Winnington) by Anne, da. of Thomas Jackson of London. educ. Westminster, Jan. 1717, aged 12; Trinity, Oxf. 29 Mar. 1721, aged 17; M. Temple 1722, called 1728. m. Susannah Courtney, 2da.
Solicitor to Admiralty 1733-June 1747.
Francis Winnington was the first cousin of Thomas Winnington, to whom he presumably owed his appointment as solicitor to the Admiralty in 1733. He resigned this post to stand for Droitwich in 1747 to preserve the family interest there till his nephew, Edward Winnington, Thomas Winnington’s heir, came of age. Returned on petition, he is probably the Mr. Winnington who lost a secret service pension of £200 a year in 1754,1d when he did not stand. The date of his death is unknown.
Ref Volumes: 1715-1754
Author: Romney R. Sedgwick
- 1. Add. 33038, f. 352.