WITHER, Charles (1684-1731), of Oakley Hall, Hants.
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Family and Education
b. 24 July 1684, 1st s. of Charles Wither of Oakley Hall by Dorothy, da. of Sir William Smith, 1st Bt., M.P., of Radclive, Bucks. educ.Balliol, Oxf. 1700; Grand Tour (Holland). m. 17 July 1707, Frances, da. of Thomas Wavell of Winchester, 1s. d.v.p. 4da. suc. fa. 1697.
Sheriff, Hants 1707-8; commr. of woods and forests 1720-d.
Wither, whose family had been seated at Oakley Hall since 1626, stood unsuccessfully for Shaftesbury in 1722. Returned as a government supporter for Christchurch in 1727, he voted with the Administration on the Hessians in 1730, and died 20 Nov. 1731.