GLANVILLE, William (c.1686-1766), of St. Clere, nr. Sevenoaks, Kent

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1754-1790, ed. L. Namier, J. Brooke., 1964
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22 Feb. 1728 - 19 Oct. 1766

Family and Education

b. c.1686, 5th s. of George Evelyn, M.P., by his 3rd w. Frances, da. of Andrew Bromehall. m. (1) c.1718, Frances (d. 1719), da. and h. of William Glanville, M.P.,1 1da., who m. 1742 Hon. Edward Boscawen; (2) bef. 1733, Bridget, da. and h. of Hugh Raymond of Langley, Kent, 2s. 3da. c.1718 took the name of Glanville. His da. Sarah m. Chase Price.

Offices Held

Commr. of revenue in Ireland, c.1735-47.


Returned for Hythe by the Duke of Dorset, Glanville voted regularly with Administration. Little is known of him after 1754, and he appears in no division list after 1761. In 1761 he was included by Newcastle among those to whom the whip was to be sent, but without indicating through whom it was to go; does not appear in Fox’s list of Members favourable to the peace preliminaries; and was classed ‘doubtful’ by Rockingham in July 1765.  He died 19 Oct. 1766.

Ref Volumes: 1754-1790

Author: A. N. Newman


  • 1. H. Evelyn, Hist. Evelyn Fam. 220.