Andrew Wilkinson (British politician)

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Broom Hall, Sheffield

Andrew Wilkinson (1697–1784) was a British politician and racehorse breeder.

He was the son of Charles Wilkinson of Boroughbridge and educated at Clare College, Cambridge (1715) and trained for the law at the Middle Temple (1719).

A resident of Boroughbridge, he was returned in 1735 as Member of Parliament for Aldborough, succeeding his late father-in-law William Jessop. He would retain the seat until 1772, with the exception of the years 1765–1768, when he was displaced by Viscount Villiers. He was Storekeeper of the Ordnance from 1746 to 1762 and from 1765 to 1778.

By his marriage to Barbara Jessop, he inherited Broom Hall near Sheffield and had 7 sons. On his death in 1784, Broom Hall was left to his eldest son, Rev. James Wilkinson. His third son, also named Andrew, became a captain in the Royal Navy.

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Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
William Jessop
Henry Pelham
Member of Parliament for Aldborough
1735–1765
With: John Jewkes 1735–43
Nathaniel Newnham 1743–54
William Pitt 1754–56
Nathaniel Cholmley 1756–65
Succeeded by
Nathaniel Cholmley
Viscount Villiers
Preceded by
Nathaniel Cholmley
Viscount Villiers
Member of Parliament for Aldborough
1768–1772
With: Aubrey Beauclerk
Succeeded by
Aubrey Beauclerk
Earl of Lincoln
Political offices
Preceded by
William Rawlinson Earle
Clerk of Deliveries of the Ordnance
1741–1746
Succeeded by
Charles Frederick
Preceded by
George Gregory
Storekeeper of the Ordnance
1746–1762
Succeeded by
Sir Edward Winnington, Bt
Preceded by
Sir Edward Winnington, Bt
Storekeeper of the Ordnance
1765–1778
Succeeded by
Benjamin Langlois
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