William Duckett (MP)
|Member of Parliament
for Calne, Wiltshire
23 May 1624|
Hartham House, Corsham, Wiltshire
|Died||1 November 1686
See also William Duckett (disambiguation)
Duckett was the son of John Duckett, of Hartham House, Corsham, Wiltshire, a Royalist gentleman. He matriculated at St John's College, Oxford, on 3 July 1640 aged 16. He was student of the Inner Temple in 1642.
In 1659, Duckett was elected Member of Parliament for Calne in the Third Protectorate Parliament. In 1660, he was re-elected Member for Calne in the Convention Parliament. He was re-elected in 1661 for the Cavalier Parliament and sat until 1679.
Duckett married three times:
- On 6 March 1650, he married Elizabeth Henshaw (c. 1621-c. 1654) at St Bartholomew-the-Great in London, with one son Lionel who was also a member of parliament for Calne. Elizabeth was the brother of Thomas Henshaw, alchemist
- About 1655, he remarried, as a widower, the widow Anne Chapman née Knight. There was one daughter, Jane (1657-1713) and 3 short-lived sons.
- About 1669 he remarried, as a widower, Margaret Moore, who survived him. There were no documented children from this marriage. However, descendants of Richard Duckett (ABT 1672 London - 1733 Maryland, USA), who married Charity Jacob in 1699 Maryland, can show common genetic descent with other descendants of William Duckett, implying Richard may well have been a son of William and Margaret.
Duckett died on 1 November 1686 at his home in Calne, Wiltshire, at the age of 62. He was buried on 5 November 1686. His will was executed by his widow, Margaret, with probate on 3 January 1687.
|Parliament of England|
Not represented in Protectorate parliaments
|Member of Parliament for Calne
With: Edward Bayntun