William Mills (1750–1820)

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William Mills (10 November 1750 – 20 March 1820) was a British Member of Parliament and Director, East India Company.

He was the eldest son of the Revd. John Mills, rector of Barford and Oxhill, Warwickshire and educated at Felsted School. He inherited Warden’s Hall, High Ongar, Essex from his Uncle William in 1782 and succeeded his father in 1791.

He served as a director of the East India Company from 1778 to 1785. He was elected MP for St Ives in 1790, sitting until 1796 and for Coventry for 1805 to 1812. He was appointed High Sheriff of Hampshire for 1803–04.

He married Elizabeth, the daughter of Hon. Wriothesley Digby of Coleshill and Meriden Hall, Warwickshire; they had 6 sons and 3 daughters. His eldest son John was also an MP.


Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
William Praed
Richard Barwell
Member of Parliament for St Ives
With: William Praed
Succeeded by
William Praed
Sir Richard Glyn
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Francis William Barlow
Peter Moore
Member of Parliament for Coventry
With: Peter Moore
Succeeded by
Joseph Butterworth
Peter Moore