Manuscripts and Special Collections

Biography of Henry Willoughby, 5th Baron Middleton (1726-1800)

The 5th Baron was the eldest son of Thomas Willoughby, younger brother of the 2nd Baron Middleton , and his wife Elizabeth Southby of Birdsall near Malton, Yorkshire. He was born at York, and entered Jesus College, Cambridge, in 1745. He served as High Sheriff of Yorkshire in 1757. He succeeded his cousin to the Middleton barony and estates in 1781, and died on 14 June 1800.


He married Dorothy, daughter and co-heir of George Cartwright of Ossington, Nottinghamshire, in 1756 (d 1808), and had:

Archive Collections

  • Title deeds, settlements, estate and legal papers relating to the 5th Baron's ownership of the Willoughby estates are part of the Middleton Collection held in Manuscripts and Special Collections at the University of Nottingham.

Published Sources

  • There are no notable published works concerning the 5th Baron.

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