HOLBECH, William (1748-1812), of Farnborough Hall, Warws.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1790-1820, ed. R. Thorne, 1986
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5 Mar. 1794 - 1796

Family and Education

b. 1748, 1st s. of Hugh Holbech of Whitley Hall by Catherine, da. and h. of Col. Robert Cornewall. educ. Rugby 1757; Eton 1761-6; Trinity, Oxf. 1766-70. m. 20 Oct. 1772, Anne, da. of William Woodhouse, MD, of Lichfield, Staffs., 5s. 2da. suc. fa. 1765; uncle William Holbech to estates of Farnborough, Warws., Mollington, Oxon and Radston, Northants. 1771.

Offices Held

Sheriff, Warws. 1774-5; capt. Edgehill yeomanry 1798; capt. Warws. militia 1798, maj. 1803.


At the age of 23, Holbech succeeded his father’s elder brother to his grandfather’s estate on the borders of Warwickshire, Oxfordshire and Northamptonshire. In 1780 he was proposed for Warwickshire in the county election, but would not face a contest. In 1784 he contested Warwick borough unsuccessfully on the interest of t