Sir William Masham, 1st Baronet
Sir William Masham, 1st Baronet (c. 1592 – c. 1656) was an English politician who sat in the House of Commons variously between 1624 and 1655.
In April 1640, Masham was elected MP for Colchester in the Short Parliament and then for Essex in November 1640 for the Long Parliament. He was re-elected MP for Essex in 1654 for the First Protectorate Parliament.
He married Elizabeth, the daughter of Sir Francis Barrington of Hatfield Broad Oak, Essex, and the widow of Sir James Altham of Mark Hall, Latton, Essex. They had 3 sons (of whom at least 1 predeceased him) and a daughter.
- "MASHAM, Sir William, 1st Bt. (1591-1656), of Otes, High Laver, Essex". History of Parliament Online. Retrieved 11 June 2013.
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