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Charles Whitworth (MP)

For other people of the same name, see Charles Whitworth.

Sir Charles Whitworth (c.1721 – 22 August 1778) was a British Member of Parliament, known for his expertise in statistics and finance.

He represented the constituencies of Minehead from 1747 until 1761, and Bletchingley until 1768, in which year he was knighted. He then represented Minehead until 1774, East Looe until 1775 and Saltash until his death in 1778.

He had three sons and four daughters, and his heir was his eldest son, Charles Whitworth, 1st Earl Whitworth.

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Preceded by
Thomas Carew
John Periam
Member of Parliament for Minehead
1747–1761
With: Percy Wyndham-O'Brien 1747–1754
Daniel Boone 1754–1761
Succeeded by
Henry Shiffner
The Earl of Thomond
Preceded by
Sir Kenrick Clayton
William Clayton
Member of Parliament for Bletchingley
1761–1768
With: Sir Kenrick Clayton
Succeeded by
Sir Kenrick Clayton
Robert Clayton
Preceded by
Henry Shiffner
The Earl of Thomond
Member of Parliament for Minehead
1768–1774
With: Henry Fownes-Luttrell
Succeeded by
Henry Fownes-Luttrell
John Fownes Luttrell
Preceded by
John Buller
John Burling
Member of Parliament for East Looe
1774–1775
With: John Buller
Succeeded by
John Buller
Thomas Graves
Preceded by
Thomas Bradshaw
Grey Cooper
Member of Parliament for Saltash
1775–1778
With: Grey Cooper
Succeeded by
Grey Cooper
Henry Strachey


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