Manuscripts and Special Collections

Biography of Francis Digby Willoughby (1819-1846)

Francis was the second son of Henry Willoughby of Birdsall and Settrington, Yorkshire, and a great-grandson of the 1st Baron Middleton. His elder brother Henry succeeded as 8th Baron Middleton in 1856. Francis was educated at Sandhurst from 1833 to 1835, and served as a Captain in the 9th Lancers. He took part in the First Sikh War of 1845-1846 and died at Meerut, India, on 27 April 1846.


He never married.

Archive Collections

  • Captain Francis Digby Willoughby's papers survive in the second accrual of the Middleton Collection (Mi 2 F ) held at Manuscripts and Special Collections at the University of Nottingham.

Published Sources

  • There are no notable published works concerning Captain Francis Digby Willoughby.

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