STUART WORTLEY, John (1773-97).

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1790-1820, ed. R. Thorne, 1986
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1796 - 14 Jan. 1797

Family and Education

b. 8 Apr. 1773, 1st s. of Hon. James Archibald Stuart*, and bro. of James Archibald Stuart Wortley*. unm. Took additional name of Wortley (with his fa.) 17 Jan. 1795.

Offices Held

Cornet, 16 Drag. 1791; lt. and capt. 2 Ft. Gds. 1793.


Stuart Wortley was in Parliament for only a few weeks, being returned for the family seat by his father, who made way for him. He is not known to have spoken; if he ever voted, he supported ministers. He died at his father’s house in Grosvenor Square, 14 Jan. 1797. His father’s agent felt ‘most sincerely for his family; for to be deprived of so amiable and excellent a member of it, must be the greatest of all earthly afflictions’.

Gent. Mag. (1797), i. 84; Sheffield City Lib. Wharncliffe mss, Elford to Cunynghame, 10 Jan. 1797.

Ref Volumes: 1790-1820

Author: Arthur Aspinall