BERTIE, Willoughby (1692-1760), of Wytham Abbey, Berks. and Rycote, Oxon.
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Family and Education
b. 28 Nov. 1692, 1st s. of Hon. James Bertie of Stanwell, Mdx. educ. Corpus Christi, Oxf. 1707. m. Aug. 1727, Anna Maria, da. of Sir John Collins, 3s. 7da. suc. fa. 1735 and uncle as 3rd Earl of Abingdon 16 June 1743.
High steward, Abingdon and Wallingford 1743.
At the 1715 election Willoughby Bertie was brought in by his uncle as a Tory for Westbury. Awarded the seat on a double return, he was unseated on petition two months later. He did not stand again. During the 1745 rebellion he refused to join the Oxfordshire association in defence of the Hanoverian succession.1
He died 10 June 1760.
Ref Volumes: 1715-1754
Author: R. S. Lea
- 1. R. J. Robson, Oxfordshire Election of 1754, p. 2.