Henry Willoughby, 5th Baron Middleton

Henry Willoughby, 5th Baron Middleton (19 December 1726 – 14 June 1800), was an English nobleman, the son of Hon. Thomas Willoughby.

Memorial in St. Leonard's Church, Wollaton to Henry, 5th Baron Middleton

He was born at York in 1726 and entered Jesus College, Cambridge, in 1745.[1] He succeeded his father in 1742, inheriting Birdsall House. In 1757, he served as High Sheriff of Yorkshire.[2] He succeeded his cousin Thomas Willoughby to the Middleton barony and estates (Wollaton Park and Middleton Hall, Warwickshire) in 1781.

He married Dorothy Cartwright in 1756 and lived in the family seat at Wollaton Park, Nottinghamshire. They had three children:[3]

His memorial is in St. Leonard's Church, Wollaton.


  1. ^ "Willoughby, Henry (WLHY745H)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge.
  2. ^ "5th Baron Middleton Bio". Retrieved 2 November 2009.
  3. ^ "Willoughby pedigree 3". Retrieved 3 January 2006.
Honorary titles
Preceded by High Sheriff of Yorkshire
Succeeded by
Peerage of Great Britain
Preceded by Baron Middleton
Succeeded by