CHURCHILL, William (1627-1702), of Colliton House, Dorchester and Muston Manor, Piddlehinton, Dorset.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1660-1690, ed. B.D. Henning, 1983
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Family and Education

bap. 15 Jan. 1627, 2nd s. of William Churchill of Muston, and bro. of John Churchill I. m. 26 Feb. 1652, Grace, da. of Sir John Meller† of Little Bredy, Dorset, 3s. suc. bro. 1682.1

Offices Held

Commr. for assessment, Dorset 1673-80, 1689-90, j.p. June 1688-9.


Nothing is known either of the circumstances of Churchill’s election or of his activities in the House, though he was doubtless a Tory. He did not even serve on the committee for the estate bill introduced by his colleague and nephew Edward Meller. After the Revolution he was probably a nonjuror. He was buried at Piddlehinton in August 1702. His second son John was elected for Dorchester in 1708.

Ref Volumes: 1660-1690

Author: John. P. Ferris


  • 1. Hutchins, Dorset, ii. 414; F. Brown, Som. Wills. vi. 48-9; Add. 41620, f. 84.