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William Bateman, 1st Viscount Bateman

Heraldic achievement of William Bateman, 1st Viscount Bateman, Bateman impaling Spencer. The insignia of the Order of the Bath is pendant below. Stained glass, Shobdon Church

William Bateman, 1st Viscount Bateman KB, FRS (1695 – December 1744), of Shobdon Court, Herefordshire was a British Whig politician who sat in the House of Commons between 1721 and 1734.

Shobdon Court service block

Bateman was the son of Sir James Bateman, of Shobdon Court, Shobdon, Lord Mayor of London and Governor of the Bank of England, by his wife Esther Searle, daughter of John Searle, of Finchley, Middlesex.[1]

Bateman was returned as Member of Parliament for Leominster at a by-election in 1721 but did not stand at the 1722 general election.[2] In 1725 he was raised to the Peerage of Ireland as Baron of Culmore, in the County of Londonderry, and Viscount Bateman.[3] At the 1727 general election he was again elected to represent Leominster in parliament. In 1734 he was a candidate at Radnor instead, but was defeated and never stood for Parliament again.[2] He was made a Knight Companion of the Order of the Bath in 1732[4] and elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1733.[5]

Lord Bateman married Lady Anne Spencer, daughter of Charles Spencer, 3rd Earl of Sunderland and Lady Anne Churchill, daughter of John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough, in 1720. He died in Paris in December 1744 and was succeeded in the viscountcy by his son, John. Lady Bateman died in February 1769.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b thepeerage.com William Bateman, 1st Viscount Bateman
  2. ^ a b "BATEMAN, William (?1695-1744), of Shobdon Court, nr. Leominster, Herefs". History of Parliament Online. Retrieved 17 August 2018.
  3. ^ "No. 6378". The London Gazette. 1 June 1725. p. 2.
  4. ^ "No. 7106". The London Gazette. 4 July 1732. p. 5.
  5. ^ royalsociety.org List of Fellows of the Royal Society 1660 – 2007
Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
Edward Harley
George Caswall
Member of Parliament for Leominster
1721–1722
With: Edward Harley
Succeeded by
Sir Archer Croft, Bt
Sir George Caswall
Preceded by
Sir George Caswall
Sir Archer Croft, Bt
Member of Parliament for Leominster
1727–1734
With: Sir George Caswall
Succeeded by
Sir George Caswall
Robert Harley
Peerage of Ireland
New creation Viscount Bateman
1725–1744
Succeeded by
John Bateman