Sir William Villiers, 3rd Baronet

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Sir William Villiers, 3rd Baronet (9 January 1645 – 27 February 1712)[1] was an English politician from the Villiers family.

He was the only son of Sir George Villiers, 2nd Baronet and his wife Penelope Denham, daughter of Sir John Denham.[2] In 1682, he succeeded his father as baronet.[3] Villiers was a Member of Parliament (MP) for Leicester in the Parliament of England from 1698 until 1701.[4] He lived at the family seat, Brooksby Hall, Leicestershire.

Villiers married Anne Potts, daughter of Charles Potts.[3] Their marriage was childless and with his death the baronetcy became extinct and Brooksby Hall was sold.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Leigh Rayment - Baronetage". Retrieved 1 April 2009.
  2. ^ a b Burke, John (1841). John Bernhard Burke (ed.). A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Extinct and Dormant Baronetcies of England, Ireland and Scotland (2nd ed.). London: Scott, Webster, and Geary. p. 548.
  3. ^ a b Courthope, William (1835). Synopsis of the Extinct Baronetage of England. London: G. Woodfall. p. 205.
  4. ^ "Leigh Rayment - British House of Commons, Leicester". Retrieved 1 April 2009.
Parliament of England
Preceded by
Archdale Palmer
Sir Edward Abney
Member of Parliament for Leicester
1698–1701
With: Lawrence Carter
Succeeded by
James Winstanley
Lawrence Carter
Baronetage of England
Preceded by
George Villiers
Baronet
(of Brooksby)
1682–1712
Extinct