Sir William Heathcote, 1st Baronet
Sir William Heathcote, 1st Baronet (15 March 1693 – 10 May 1751) was a British merchant and politician.
Heathcote was the second son of Samuel Heathcote, Esq., of Hackney, Middlesex, younger brother of Sir Gilbert Heathcote, 1st Baronet, and an intimate friend of John Locke, whom he assisted in his work of regulating the coin of this kingdom.
William Heathcote was a successful merchant who purchased the Hursley estate in 1718. Between the years of 1721 and 1724 William built a red brick, Queen Anne style mansion now known as Hursley House on the site of a hunting lodge. He represented Buckingham in the House of Commons from 1722 to 1727 and Southampton from 1729 to 1741. On 16 August 1733 he was created a baronet, of Hursley in the County of Southampton.
Heathcote married Elizabeth, only daughter of Thomas Parker, 1st Earl of Macclesfield, in 1720. They had six sons and three daughters. He died in 1751 and the estate and baronetcy passed to his son, Thomas.
His sister, Lady Drake
Anne Lady Drake was baptized at Hackney anno 1702, and married Sir Francis Henry Drake, Bart. of Buckland in Dorsetshire. One of their sons was Francis William Drake, who married his first cousin, Sir William Heathcote's daughter, Elizabeth in 1763. Another son was Sir Francis Samuel Drake, 1st Baronet. The Hackney church records that "Lady Ann Drake, [was] buried Nov. 5, 1768."
- Leigh Rayment's list of baronets [self-published source][better source needed]
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs [self-published source][better source needed]
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John Fane 1727
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Thomas Lee Dummer 1737–1741
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