[Sir] William Molesworth

1810-1855 [8th baronet]; editor; ed. Trinity College, Cambridge, where he was expelled on offering to fight a duel with his tutor, and continued education at Glasgow; MP various English constituencies; fnd. London Review, 1835; commissioner of Board of Works, 1853; colonial secretary, 1855; ed. Hobbes’s Works. ODNB


Dictionary of National Biography
also lists are John Edward Nassau Molesworth, vicar of Rochdale (1790-1877); and William Nassau Molesworth (1816-1890), canon of Manchester, author of History of England from 1830 (1871-72).

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