TATTON, William (1774-99), of Wythenshawe, Cheshire.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1790-1820, ed. R. Thorne, 1986
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1796 - 9 Feb. 1799

Family and Education

b. 6 Jan. 1774, 1st s. of William Tatton (afterwards Egerton*) by 1st w. Frances Maria, da. of Very Rev. John Fountayne, DD, dean of York; half-bro. of Wilbraham Egerton*. educ. Rugby 1785; Christ Church, Oxf. 1793. unm.

Offices Held

Capt. Cheshire supp. militia 1797.


Tatton joined his father in Parliament on being returned unopposed for Beverley in 1796. His father had not succeeded there in 1790 but he benefited from the support not only of his uncle Sir Christopher Sykes, 2nd Bt., but also of Lord Yarborough. If he supported Pitt’s administration, as expected, it was in silence. He died v.p. 9 Feb. 1799.

E. Riding RO, Sykes mss DDSY/101/67, Broadley to Sykes, 19 May 1796.

Ref Volumes: 1790-1820

Author: M. H. Port