HEYSHAM, William (1691-1727), of East Greenwich, Kent.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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16 July 1716 - 14 Apr. 1727

Family and Education

b. 10 Dec. 1691, 1st surv. s. of William Heysham. educ. Ch. Ch. Oxf. 1709, M. Temple 1709. m. 1 Oct. 1719, Sarah, da. of Richard Perry, London merchant, sis. of Micajah Perry. suc. fa. 1716.

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Heysham succeeded his father at Lancaster, voting against the Government in all recorded divisions. His only reported speech was against the army, 28 Jan. 1726. He died at Bath 14 Apr. 1727, described by a Lancaster Quaker as ‘an indolent man and of no service’.1

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: Eveline Cruickshanks


  • 1. W. Stout, Autobiog. 109.