William Battie-Wrightson

William Battie-Wrightson (6 October 1789 – 10 February 1879)[1] was a British landowner and Whig politician.

He was the elder son of William Wrightson of Cusworth Hall, near Doncaster, MP for Aylesbury. Battie-Wrightson was educated at Trinity College, Cambridge (1812) and trained for the law at Lincoln's Inn, being called to the bar in 1815. He succeeded his father to the Cusworth estate in 1827.

He was elected MP for East Retford in 1826 and then sat for Hull from 1830 to 1832 and for Northallerton from 1835 to 1865.

He married Georgiana, the daughter of Inigo Freeman Thomas of Ratton Park, Sussex.


Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
William Evans
Samuel Crompton
Member of Parliament for East Retford
With: Robert Lawrence Dundas
writ suspended
Title next held by
Viscount Newark
Arthur Duncombe
Preceded by
John Augustus O'Neill
Daniel Sykes
Member of Parliament for Kingston upon Hull
1830 1832
With: George Schonswar
Succeeded by
Matthew Davenport Hill
William Hutt
Preceded by
John George Boss
Member of Parliament for Northallerton
1835 1865
Succeeded by
Charles Mills
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