WORSLEY, Sir Robert, 3rd Bt. (c.1643-75), of Appuldurcombe, Godshill, I.o.W.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1660-1690, ed. B.D. Henning, 1983
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8 Nov. 1666 - Dec. 1675

Family and Education

b. c.1643, 2nd but 1st surv. s. of Sir Henry Worsley, 2nd Bt. m. 17 Aug. 1668, Mary, da. of Hon. James Herbert of Tythrop House, Kingsey, Bucks., 2s. 1da. Kntd. 29 Dec. 1664; suc. fa. 11 Sept. 1666.1

Offices Held

Commr. for assessment, Hants 1664-74, wastes and spoils, New Forest 1672-d.; j.p. Hants by 1673-d., commr. for recusants 1675.2


Worsley took over the seat at Newtown on his father’s death in 1666. He was not an active Member of the Cavalier Parliament, being appointed to only ten committees, including the committee of elections and privileges in five sessions. He was included by Sir Thomas Osborne in 1669 among those to be engaged for the Court by the Duke of Buckingham. In 1670 he served on the committees to receive information about conventicles and to consider the bill against them. He received the government whip in 1675, and his name appeared on the working lists as under the influence of Osborne, now Lord Treasurer Danby, whose daughter married his brother-in-law. Sir Richard Wiseman noted him as absent during the autumn session of 1675, and he was reported dead on 8 Dec. His widow married Edward Noel. His son sat for Newtown as a Hanover Tory from 1715 to 1722.3

Ref Volumes: 1660-1690

Author: Paula Watson


  • 1. Berry, Hants Gens. 138; Guildhall RO, St. Andrew Undershaft par. reg.
  • 2. Cal. Treas. Bks. iii. 1204; iv. 124, 697; PC2/64/97.
  • 3. Marvell ed. Margoliouth, ii. 321.