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William Henry Lyttlelton

William Henry Lyttlelton, British colonial governor.

Background

  • Lyttlelton, William Henry was born on December 24, 1724 in England. Son of Sir Thomas and Christian (Temple) Lyttlelton.

  • Education

    • Educated Eton College, St. Mary’s Hall, Oxford (England) University.

    Career

    • Admitted to Middle Temple, 1748. Representative borough of Bewdley (Worcestershire) in Parliament, 1748-1755. Governor South Carolina., 1755-1760.

      Sailed to become governor Jamaica, 1760. British ambassador to Portugal, 1766-1771. Author: Trifles in Verse, 1808.

    Works

    • Author: Trifles in Verse, 1808.

    Connections

    • Married Mary Macartney, June 2, 1761. Married second, Carolina Bristow, February 19, 1774.
    • father: Sir Thomas Lyttlelton
    • mother: Christian (Temple) Lyttlelton
    • spouses: Mary Macartney
    • Carolina Bristow
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    Born December 24, 1724
    Died September 14, 1808
    (aged 83)
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