See also:north of England
See also:family, and in 1543
See also:THOMAS WHARTON (1495–1568) was created a baron for his services in border warfare . From him descended the 2nd, 3rd and 4th barons; and the Iatter,
See also:PHILIP WHARTON (1613–1696), was the
See also:father of THOMAS WHARTON (1648–1715), who in 1706 was created '
See also:earl and in 1714
See also:marquess of Wharton . The 1st marquess was one of the chief Whig politicians after the Revolution . He is famous in
See also:history as the author of the famous
See also:political ballad, Lilliburlero, which " sang
See also:James II. out of three kingdoms." Wharton was
See also:lieutenant of
See also:Ireland in Anne's reign, and incurred the wrath of Swift, who attacked him as
See also:Verres in the Examiner (No . 14), and drew a
See also:separate " character " of him, which is one of Swift's masterpieces . He was a man of
See also:great wit and versatile cleverness, and cynically ostentatious in his immorality, having the reputation of being the greatest
See also:rake and the truest Whig of his
See also:time .
See also:Addison dedicated to him the fifth
See also:volume of the Spectator, giving him a very different " character " from Swift's . His first wife, ANNA WHARTON (1632–1685), was an authoress, whose poems, including an
See also:Elegy on Lord Rochester, were celebrated by Walter and
See also:Dryden . His son, PHILIP WHARTON (1698–1731), duke of Wharton, succeeded to his father's lnarquessate and
See also:fortune, and in 1718 was created a duke . But he quickly earned for himself, by his
See also:wild and profligate frolics and reckless playing at politics,
See also:Pope's satire of him as " the scorn and wonder of our days "(Moral Essays, i . 179) .
He spent his large estates in a few years, then went abroad and gaveeccentric support to the Old Pretender . There is a lively picture of his appearance at
See also:Madrid in 1726 in a
See also:letter from the
See also:consul, quoted in Stanhope's History of England (ii . 140) . He was outlawed in 1729, and at his
See also:death the titles became
See also:extinct . In 1843 a claim was made before the
See also:House of Lords for a revival of the
See also:barony in favour of Mr Kemys-Tynte, a descendant of the 1st baron in the
See also:line . For the history of the family see E . R . Wharton's Whartons of Wharton
See also:Hall (1898) .
JAMES ARCHIBALD WHARNCLIFFE
FRANCIS WHARTON (1820–1889)
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