William Spring of Pakenham
Sir William Spring of Pakenham or Ridenhall (died 1637) was a wealthly Suffolk politician.
He served as High Sheriff of Suffolk in 1597 and MP for Suffolk in 1623 and 1628. He was knighted by James I in February, 1610. He served as Member of Parliament for Bury St Edmunds in 1625. Spring was a Justice of the Peace in Suffolk between 1618 and his death, as well as holding numerous local offices in his lifetime, such as Commissioner for Piracy (1627) and Commissioner for Trade (1625).
Sir William died in 1637 at Ridenhall, and was buried at Pakenham. He had married Elizabeth Smith, daughter of Sir William Smith, in 1610, with whom he had nine children. He was succeeded by his son, William, who was made a baronet by Charles I.
- A concise description of Bury St. Edmund's, and its environs 1827 http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=kqkHAAAAQAAJ&pg=PA262&lpg=PA262&dq=sir+william+spring,+high+sheriff&source=bl&ots=zhlVou1fHV&sig=GnmD0bGT6i_cjWKMYs1XdEg7O40&hl=en&ei=wUtXSuPwMoeSjAfy5eTEDQ&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=4
See also 
|High Sheriff of Suffolk
|Member of Parliament for Bury St Edmunds
With: Thomas Jermyn
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