William Sloper (c.1658–1743)

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William Sloper (c.1658 - 14 January 1743) of West Woodhay House, Berkshire was a British Member of Parliament.

West Woodhay Hall

He was born the son of William Sloper of Great Bedwyn, Wiltshire and educated at New College, Oxford.

He was appointed Clerk to the Paymaster General by 1702, was Deputy Paymaster General from 1714 to 1720 and Deputy Cofferer of the Household by 1730 until his death. In 1714 he bought the West Woodhay House estate in West Berkshire.

He represented Great Bedwyn (UK Parliament constituency) for 1715-1722 and 1729-1741. He was elected to represent Camelford from 1722 to 1727 and Whitchurch from 1742 to 1743.

He married Rebecca Abbott and had two sons. His son and heir William was also an MP for Great Bedwyn and was involved in a notorious affair with the actress Susannah Maria Cibber.


  • "SLOPER, William (?1658-1743), of West Woodhay, Berks". History of Parliament Online. Retrieved 4 April 2013.
Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
Thomas Millington
Sir Edward Seymour
Member of Parliament for Great Bedwyn
With: Stephen Bisse
Succeeded by
Robert Bruce
Charles Longueville
Preceded by
James Montagu
Richard Coffin
Member of Parliament for Camelford
With: The Earl of Drogheda
Succeeded by
Thomas Hales
John Pitt
Preceded by
Sir William Willys
Viscount Lewisham
Member of Parliament for Great Bedwyn
With: Sir William Willys 1729–1732
Francis Seymour 1732–1734
Robert Murray 1734–1738
Edward Popham 1738–1741
Succeeded by
Sir Edward Turner
Lascelles Metcalfe
Preceded by
John Selwyn
John Wallop
Member of Parliament for Whitchurch
With: John Selwyn
Succeeded by
John Selwyn
Charles Clarke