William Gordon (Rochester MP)

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William Gordon (c. 1735 - 29 March 1776) was an English politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1768 to 1771.

Gordon was High Sheriff of Kent in 1763.[1]

In 1768 Gordon was elected Member of Parliament (MP) for Rochester[2] and held the seat until 1771 when he resigned by taking Stewardship of the Chiltern Hundreds.[3] He then (in 1772) accepted the post of Commissioner of the Victualling Office.[4]

Gordon lived at a place called Bully Hill at Rochester and died in possession of it in 1776, leaving an only daughter.[1]


  1. ^ a b The city and liberty of Rochester: The city parishes, The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent: Volume 4 (1798), pp. 153-182. Date accessed: 14 November 2010
  2. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "R" (part 2)
  3. ^ J. Brooke, Lewis Namier The House of Commons 1754-1790, Volume 3
  4. ^ "GORDON, William (?1735-76), of Bully Hill, Rochester, Kent". History of Parliament Online. Retrieved 18 June 2013.
Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by Member of Parliament for Rochester
With: John Calcraft
Succeeded by