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Apley Hall, Shropshire

Thomas Whitmore (16 November 1782 – 6 February 1846) was an English Whig politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1806 to 1831. [1]

Whitmore was the eldest son of Thomas Whitmore of Apley Park, Stockton, Shropshire and his wife Mary Foley and was educated at Eton College (1796-79) and Christ Church, Oxford (1799). He was recorder of the borough of Bridgnorth and lay Dean of the royal peculiar of Bridgnorth.[2]

He inherited Apley Park in 1795 on the death of his father and in 1811 extensively rebuilt Apley Hall. The following year he became a partner in the London bank of Chatteris, Whitmore & Co. He was a J.P. and Deputy Lieutenant for Shropshire and was appointed High Sheriff of Shropshire for 1805–06.

In 1806 Whitmore was elected as a Member of Parliament (MP) for Bridgnorth, holding the seat until 1831.[1]

Whitmore died in 1846 at the age of 63. He had married Catherine Thomasson, daughter of Thomas Thomasson of York and had 3 sons and 3 daughters. Their son Thomas Charlton Whitmore was also MP for Bridgnorth.

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  1. ^ a b "WHITMORE, Thomas II (1782-1846), of Apley Park, Salop". History of Parliament Online. Retrieved 24 December 2017.
  2. ^ The Whitmore family

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