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

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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1741 - 1761

Family and Education

b. ?1687. unm. 1s.

Offices Held


Returned for Grimsby in 1741, Lock, a wealthy London merchant, voted consistently with the Administration. The 2nd Lord Egmont in his electoral survey c.1749-50, wrote under Grimsby:

Lock is a particular acquaintance of mine and though a broker’s son and particular, yet a man of honour that I can depend upon. A little civility and some kindness in subscriptions, will do a great deal with him. By his means I hope to get the clue to the proper management of this borough.

He died 21 Oct. 1761.

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: Paula Watson