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William Townley Mitford (1817 – 18 April 1889) was a Victorian Conservative Party politician in Britain.

He was born at Pitshill in West Sussex in 1817. He built Bedham school near Fittleworth, which was later used as a church and is now derelict.

He served as Member of Parliament for Midhurst from 1859 to 1874.[1]


  1. ^ Craig, F. W. S. (1989) [1977]. British parliamentary election results 1832–1885 (2nd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 211. ISBN 0-900178-26-4.  


Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
John Hardy
Member of Parliament for Midhurst
1859 – 1874
Succeeded by
Charles Perceval
Honorary titles
Preceded by
James Baril Daubuz
High Sheriff of Sussex
Succeeded by
William Gratwicke Kinleside Gratwicke


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