William Farnworth Handley

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William Farnworth Handley (9 October 1780 – 4 December 1851) was a British Member of Parliament.

He was the eldest son of William Handley of Newark.

He was appointed High Sheriff of Nottinghamshire for 1822–23 and elected MP for Newark in 1831, sitting until 1835.

He died unmarried in 1851.


  • "HANDLEY, William Farnworth (1780-1851), of North Gate, Newark, Notts". History of Parliament Online. Retrieved 22 March 2013.
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Henry Willoughby
Michael Thomas Sadler
Member of Parliament for Newark
Feb 1831 – 1835
With: Michael Thomas Sadler to 1831
Thomas Wilde 1831–1832
William Ewart Gladstone 1832–1835
Succeeded by
Thomas Wilde
William Ewart Gladstone
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