COLMORE, William (c.1649-1723), of Old Deanery House, Warwick.

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

b. c.1649, 3rd s. of William Colmore, merchant, of Birmingham, being 1st s. by 2nd w. educ. Magdalen Coll. Oxf. matric. 3 May 1667, aged 18; I. Temple 1669. m. Jan. 1676, Elizabeth (d. 27 May 1731), da. and coh. of Edmund Waring of Humphreston Hall, Donington, Salop, 10s. (6 d.v.p.) 3da. suc. fa. 1675.1

Offices Held

Commr. for assessment, Warws. 1677-80, 1689-90, j.p. 1690-?d., sheriff 1699-1700.


Colmore came from a Birmingham merchant family, one of whom was on the original board of governors of King Edward VI’s school. His father served on the county committee in the Civil War, and continued to hold local office during the Interregnum. Though he retained a valuable estate in Birmingham, he seems to have moved to Warwick in later life. Colmore himself married the daughter of a Shropshire republican, who was lucky to escape exclusion from the Act of Indemnity