William Ince (MP)
William Ince (died 27 January 1679) was an English politician who sat in the House of Commons in 1660.
Ince was sheriff of Chester in 1635 and as a pro-royalist became mayor of Chester in 1643 after King Charles visited the city. He was described as a yeoman. However he survived the purge of Royalists ro[clarification needed] the government of the town in 1646.
Ince was described as a moderate and may have been a Presbyterian and in 1660, he was elected Member of Parliament for City of Chester in the Convention Parliament. Ince died in 1679 and was buried on the south side of the altar in Holy Trinity Church, Chester.
Ince married twice. His second wife was Anne Thorpe, daughter of Thomas Thorpe.
- Chester Sheriffs and Mayors 1615-1815
- 'Early modern Chester 1550-1762: The civil war and interregnum, 1642-60', A History of the County of Chester: Volume 5 part 1: The City of Chester: General History and Topography (2003), pp. 115-125. Date accessed: 4 June 2011
- History of Parliament Online - Ince, William
- Notes and Queries 30 August 1952