LOCK, William (?1687-1761), of Richmond, Surr.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1754-1790, ed. L. Namier, J. Brooke., 1964
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1741 - 1761

Family and Education

b. ?1687.  unm., 1 illegit. s.

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Lock’s antecedents are obscure but by 1754 he had established himself as a successful London merchant. In 1754 he was returned unopposed for Grimsby. In Dupplin’s list of 1754 he was classed as a Government supporter, but he voted against the Address, 13 Nov. 1755, and against the plate bill, 17 Mar. 1756. He applied for £20,000 in the loan of 1756.1 There is no record of Lock’s having spoken in the House during the Parliament of 1754-61. He did not stand at the general election of 1761 and died 21 Oct. 1761.

Ref Volumes: 1754-1790

Author: Mary M. Drummond


  • 1. List of applications, Devonshire mss.