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John Williams (10 February 1777 – 15 September 1846) was an English Whig politician, lawyer and judge.[1]

John Williams was educated at Trinity College, Cambridge.[2] He was elected as a Member of Parliament (MP) for Lincoln at a by-election in March 1822,[3][4] and held the seat until the 1826 general election, when he was returned on 9 June for Ilchester.[5] However, that result was overturned on 22 February 1827 after an election petition,[6] and Williams did not return to the House of Commons until February 1830, when he was returned for Winchelsea at a by-election.[7] He held that seat until the borough was disenfranchised at the 1832 general election.[8]

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  1. ^ Lee, Sidney, ed. (1900). "Williams, John (1777-1846)" . Dictionary of National Biography. 61. London: Smith, Elder & Co.
  2. ^ "Williams, John (WLMS794J2)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge.
  3. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "L" (part 3)
  4. ^ Stooks Smith, Henry. (1973) [1844-1850]. Craig, F. W. S. (ed.). The Parliaments of England (2nd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 203. ISBN 0-900178-13-2.
  5. ^ Stooks Smith, page 534
  6. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "I"
  7. ^ Stooks Smith, page 559
  8. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "W" (part 4)

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Coningsby Waldo-Sibthorpe
Robert Percy Smith
Member of Parliament for Lincoln
1822 – 1826
With: Robert Percy Smith
Succeeded by
John Nicholas Fazakerley
Charles Sibthorp
Preceded by
Stephen Lushington
Sir Isaac Coffin, Bt
Member of Parliament for Ilchester
March 1826 – June 1826
With: Richard Sharp
Succeeded by
Lionel Tollemache
Felix Tollemache
Preceded by
Henry Brougham
Viscount Howick
Member of Parliament for Winchelsea
Feb 1830 – 1832
With: Viscount Howick to July 1830
Henry Dundas July 1830 – April 1831
Stephen Lushington April–July 1831
James Brougham from July 1831
Constituency abolished