ETTRICK, William (1651-1716), of Middle Temple, London.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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1685 - 1687
1689 - 5 Dec. 1716

Family and Education

b. 15 Nov. 1651, 1st s. of Anthony Ettrick, M.P., of Holt Lodge, Dorset by Anne, da. of Edward Davenant of Gillingham, Dorset. educ. Trinity, Oxf. 8 Mar. 1667, aged 16; M. Temple 1669, called 1675, bencher 1699. m. (1) Elizabeth, da. of Sir Edmund Bacon, 4th Bt., M.P., of Redgrave, Suff., 1da.; (2) Frances, da. of Col. Thomas Wyndham, M.P., of Witham, Som., 1da. suc. fa. 1703.

Offices Held

Attorney to Prince George by 1692-1708; counsel to Admiralty 1711.


Ettrick, a practising lawyer, sat as a Tory for Christchurch from the Revolution to the Hanoverian accession. Re-elected unopposed in 1715, he voted against the septennial bill. He died 5 Dec. 1716.

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