Sir William Hickman, 2nd Baronet

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Sir William Hickman. 2nd Baronet DL (8 January 1629 – 10 February 1682) was an English politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1660 to 1682.

Hickman was the son of Sir Willoughby Hickman, 1st Baronet and his wife Bridget Thornhaugh, daughter of Sir John Thornhaugh of Fenton, Nottinghamshire. He inherited the baronetcy on the death of his father in 1649.[1]

In 1660, Hickman was elected Member of Parliament for East Retford in the Convention Parliament. He was re-elected MP for East Retford for the Cavalier Parliament in 1661 and held his seat through successive parliaments until his death in 1682. He was a Commissioner of the Ordnance from 1679 to his death.[2]

Hickman died in 1682 at the age of 53. He had married Elizabeth Neville, daughter of John Nevile of Mattersey Priory, Nottinghamshire. He was succeeded in the baronetcy by their son Willoughby.[1]


Parliament of England
Preceded by
Edward Neville
Member of Parliament for East Retford
With: The Earl of Kildare 1660–1661
Clifford Clifton 1661–1670
Sir Edward Dering 1670–1679
Sir Edward Nevill 1679–1682
Succeeded by
Sir Edward Nevill
John Millington
Honorary titles
Preceded by
Sir Hardolph Wasteneys
High Sheriff of Nottinghamshire
Succeeded by
John Musters
Baronetage of England
Preceded by
Willoughby Hickman
(of Gainsborough)
Succeeded by
Willoughby Hickman