Sir William Masham, 1st Baronet

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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.

He was the only son of William Masham of St. Botolph without Aldgate, London and educated at Magdalen College, Oxford (1607) and the Inner Temple (1610).

Masham was created baronet on 20 December 1621.[1] He was elected Member of Parliament for Maldon in 1624, 1625 and 1626 and for Colchester in place of Edward Alford in 1628 after a petition.

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.[2]

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.

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Parliament of England
Preceded by
Julius Caesar
Henry Mildmay
Member of Parliament for Maldon
1624-1626
With: Sir Arthur Harris 1624
Sir Henry Mildmay 1625
Sir Thomas Cheek 1626
Succeeded by
Sir Henry Mildmay
Sir Arthur Harris
Preceded by
Parliament suspended since 1629
Member of Parliament for Colchester
Apr 1640
With: Sir Harbottle Grimston
Succeeded by
Sir Harbottle Grimston
Sir Thomas Barrington, 2nd Baronet
Preceded by
Sir Thomas Barrington
Sir Harbottle Grimston
Member of Parliament for Essex
1640-1653
With: Lord Rich 1640-1641
Sir Martin Lumley 1641-1648
Succeeded by
Joachim Matthews
Henry Barrington
John Brewster
Christopher Earl
Dudley Templer
Preceded by
Joachim Matthews
Henry Barrington
John Brewster
Christopher Earl
Dudley Templer
Member of Parliament for Essex
1654
With: Sir Richard Everard, 1st Baronet of Much Waltham
Sir Thomas Honeywood
Sir Thomas Bowes; Sir Henry Mildmay (of Graces)
Thomas Coke (of Pebmarsh)
Carew Mildmay
Dionysius Wakering
Edward Turnor
Richard Cutts
Oliver Raymond
Herbert Pelham
Succeeded by
Sir Harbottle Grimston
Sir Richard Everard, 1st Baronet of Much Waltham
Sir Thomas Honeywood
Sir Thomas Bowes
Sir Henry Mildmay of Graces
Robert Barrington
Carew Mildmay
Dionysius Wakering
Edward Turnor
Dudley Temple
Oliver Raymond
Hezekiah Haynes
John Archer
Baronetage of England
Preceded by
New creation
baronet
1621-c 1656
Succeeded by
William Masham