VAN HULS, William Charles (aft.1649-1722), of Whitehall, London.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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21 Mar. - 11 June 1722

Family and Education

b. aft. 1649,1 s. of Samuel van Huls (d.1687), sec. to the Prince of Orange, by Sara Maria, da. of John le Maire, minister at Amsterdam. unm.

Offices Held

King’s letter carrier for life 1697, res. 1700; clerk of the robes and wardrobe 1700-d.


Van Huls was private secretary to William III, who gave him a court place for life.2 Returned for Bramber after a contest, he died before taking his seat, 11 June 1722. His only brother Samuel van Huls, burgomaster of The Hague, was his sole heir and executor.3

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: Romney R. Sedgwick


  • 1. J.P. de Bie and J. Loosjers, Biogr. Voordenboek van Protest. Godgel. in Ned. iv. 407-8.
  • 2. Cal. Treas. Bks. xiv. 310; xvi. 169; Luttrell, iv. 304.
  • 3. PCC 42 Marlborough.