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William Henry Lyttlelton

colonial governor

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