William Essex

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Sir William Essex (1477–1548) was the High Sheriff and MP for Berkshire in England.

Sir William was the son of Thomas Essex of Lambourn in Berkshire and his wife, Elizabeth daughter of William Babthorpe of Elstone in Leicestershire. He married Elizabeth, daughter and heiress of Thomas Rogers of Beckett Hall in Shrivenham, also in Berkshire (now Oxfordshire). They had two children: Sir Thomas and Winifred. He served as High Sheriff of Berkshire and Oxfordshire in 1509, 1518, 1523 and 1540 and as one of the MPs for Berkshire in 1529–1536 and 1542–1544.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Sir John Langford
High Sheriff of Berkshire and Oxfordshire
1509–1510
Succeeded by
William Harcourt
Preceded by
Sir Edward Chamberlain
High Sheriff of Berkshire and Oxfordshire
1518–1519
Succeeded by
Thomas Englefield
Preceded by
John Fettiplace
High Sheriff of Berkshire and Oxfordshire
1524–1526
Succeeded by
Thomas Denton
Preceded by
Sir Richard Brydges
High Sheriff of Berkshire and Oxfordshire
1540–1541
Succeeded by
Sir Walter Stonor
Preceded by
Unknown
Custos Rotulorum of Berkshire
bef. 1544–1548
Succeeded by
Robert Keilway