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date: 29 January 2020

Wrottesley, John, second Baron Wrottesleylocked

(1798–1867)
  • E. I. Carlyle
  • , revised by Anita McConnell

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Wrottesley, John, second Baron Wrottesley (1798–1867), landowner and astronomer, was born at Wrottesley Hall, Tettenhall, Staffordshire, on 5 August 1798.

His father, John Wrottesley first Baron Wrottesley (1771–1841), politician, born on 25 October 1771, was the eldest son of Major-General Sir John Wrottesley, ...

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