HAKE, William (d.1625), of Peterborough, Northants.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1558-1603, ed. P.W. Hasler, 1981
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Family and Education

s. of Thomas Hake. educ.St. John’s Camb. 1581; G. Inn 1584. m. Lucy (d.1613), da. of Henry Gates of Gosberton, Lincs., 7s. 6da. suc. fa. 1590.

Offices Held

Commr. sewers, Lincs. by 1596, Northants. by 1600.


Hake’s one appearance in the Commons was for the first Parliament summoned after he succeeded his father. He is not known to have contributed to its proceedings. In 1603 he was the only one of the original feoffees of the city lands remaining in Peterborough. As well as his freehold property he held several leases, including one of an old monastic inn, the Angel, from the dean and chapter.

Hake made his will 31 July 1625, and died soon afterwards, being buried at Whittlesey on 4 Aug. following.

Vis. Northants. (Harl. Soc. lxxxvii), 82; Recs. of Holland Commrs. Sewers (Lincoln Rec. Soc. liv), p. lxi; APC, xxx. 677; Peterborough Local Admin. ed. Mellows (Northants. Rec. Soc. ix, xviii), passim; Tudor Docs. Peterborough Cathedral, ed. Mellows (Northants. Rec. Soc. xiii); PCC 16 Drury, 3 Hele.

Ref Volumes: 1558-1603

Author: G.M.C.