WESTBY, Wardell George (d.1726), of Ravenfield, Yorks.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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1727 - May 1731

Family and Education

1st s. of Thomas Westby, M.P., of Ravenfield by his 1st w. Margaret, da. of George (?Matthew) Wardell of Holderness, Yorks. m. 30 May 1723, Charlotte, da. of Hon. John Darcy, sis. of Robert Darcy, 3rd Earl of Holdernesse, 1da. suc. fa. 1747.

Offices Held

Commr. of customs 1731-d.


On Westby’s marriage his father gave up to him the estate of Ravenfield, which had been in the family since the early seventeenth century, but he was ultimately forced to sell it owing to the extravagance of his wife.1 Returned for Malton on the Wentworth Woodhouse interest, he voted with the Government till 1731, when he vacated his seat on being appointed to a commissionership of customs, which he retained till his death, 9 Dec. 1756.

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: Romney R. Sedgwick


  • 1. J. W. Clay, Dugdale’s Vis. Yorks. i. 253 n.1.