DELAUNE, William (by 1667-1739), of Sharsted, Kent.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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1715 - 1722

Family and Education

b. by 1667, o.s. of Sir William Delaune of Sharsted by his 2nd w. Dorcas, da. of Sir Robert Barkham of Wainfleet, Lincs. m. 8 Dec. 1721, Anne, née Harding, wid. of Arthur Swift, s.p. suc. fa. 1667.

Offices Held

Capt. 24 Ft. 1689; col. of a new regt. of Ft. 1708-9.


Descended from Huguenot refugees, Delaune was connected through his father’s mother and stepfather with two of the leading Kent families, Sondes and Dering. Though classed as a Whig he voted against the Administration in all recorded divisions of this Parliament except on Lord Cadogan. On the peerage bill be was put down by Craggs as to be spoken to by John Fane. He died in 1739.

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: A. N. Newman