LOCKYER, Charles (d.1752), of Ilchester, Som. and Ealing, Mdx.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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1727 - 1747

Family and Education

1st s. of Thomas Lockyer of Ilchester, Som. by his w. Elizabeth; bro. of Thomas Lockyer. unm.

Offices Held


Charles Lockyer belonged to a leading Ilchester dissenting family, owning property in and around the town.1 He was for some time in the service of the South Sea Company as chief accountant, giving evidence to the secret committee set up in the House of Commons to inquire into the South Sea bubble. Returned unopposed for his native town in 1727, after a contest in 1734, and unopposed again in 1741, he voted consistently with the Government. He stood down in favour of his younger brother Thomas in 1747, and died ‘of a paralytic disorder’,2 13 Feb. 1752.

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: Shirley Matthews


  • 1. Basil Williams, 'Family Memoir', 5 seq. (communicated by W. B. Williams).
  • 2. PCC 42 Bettesworth.