CLEIVELAND, William (1695-1724), of Cleveland Place, Liverpool.
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Family and Education
b. Apr. 1695, 1st surv. s. of John Cleiveland, M.P., of Hinckley, Leics. and Cleveland Place, Liverpool by Anne Williamson of Liverpool. unm. suc. fa. 1716.
Cleiveland’s father left Leicestershire to become the adopted son of his uncle Richard Cleiveland, a Liverpool merchant, acquired a large fortune, became one of the most eminent merchants of his day, and sat for Liverpool 1710-13. Cleiveland himself headed the poll for Liverpool as a government Whig in 1722. He died as Mar. 1724, aged 28.1
Ref Volumes: 1715-1754
Author: Eveline Cruickshanks
- 1. Nichols, Leics. iv. 707; H. Peet, Liverpool in reign of Queen Anne 146-7.