Sir Richard Whitworth

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Date:1778

Description:Sir Richard Whitworth (1737-1811) of Batchacre Hall, Adbaston, Staffordshire was a Justice of the Peace and politician. He attended Adams' Grammar School in Newport. He was Member of Parliament for Stafford 1768-1780. At the age of 21 he was High Sheriff for Staffordshire in 1758. Somewhat eccentric, Whitworth organised naval battles which took place on the lake at Batchacre, and re-erected the portico from Broughton Hall in the woods to the south of the Hall.

A mezzotint by R. Laurie after a painting by T. Hardy, showing Richard Whitworth in Camp at Winchester, 1778.

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Donor ref:SCBPC-2009-227 (129/24216)

Source: Staffordshire County Buildings Picture Collection

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