BRADDYLL, Wilson (1756-1818), of Conishead Priory, Lancs.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1754-1790, ed. L. Namier, J. Brooke., 1964
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1780 - 1784
1790 - 10 Mar. 1792
3 Mar. 1791 - 1796

Family and Education

bap. 24 Feb. 1756, 1st s. of John Gale of Highhead Castle by Sarah, da. and coh. of Christopher Wilson of Bardsea Hall, Lancs. educ. Queen’s, Oxf. 1773. m. 29 Jan. 1776, Jane, da. and h. of Matthias Gale of Catgill Hall, Cumb., 1s. 4da. suc. to the Conishead estate of his 1st cos. Thomas Braddyll 1776 and took name of Braddyll; suc. fa. 19 Oct. 1814.

Offices Held

Sheriff, Lancs. 1778-9; groom of the bedchamber, 1812- d.


In 1780 Braddyll was returned unopposed for Lancaster, probably with Cavendish support. In Parliament he regularly voted against North’s Administration; against Shelburne’s peace preliminaries, 18 Feb. 1783; and for Fox’s East India bill, 27 Nov. 1783. Robinson’s list of January 1784 and Stockdale’s of March both class him as a Foxite. There is no record of his having spoken in the House in this period. At the general election of 1784 he declined a contest.

Braddyll died 20 Nov. 1818.

Ref Volumes: 1754-1790

Author: I. R. Christie