PORTER, William (by 1526-?93), of Gray's Inn, London and Lincs.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1509-1558, ed. S.T. Bindoff, 1982
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Family and Education

b. by 1526, 2nd s. of Augustine Porter of Belton, Lincs. by Ellen, da. of one Smith of Withcote, Leics. educ. G. Inn, adm. 1540. m. by 1569, Jane, da. of John Butler of Aston-le-Walls, Northants., by Margaret, da. and coh. of John Dudley of Aston-le-Walls, 8s. 2da. suc. bro. John 23 Oct. 1575.1

Offices Held

Commr. sewers, Cambs., Hunts., I. of Ely, Lincs. Northants., Notts. 1555; alderman, Grantham in 1559.2


The younger son of a Lincolnshire gentleman, William Porter entered Gray’s Inn in the same year as William Cecil. His early career was probably divided between London and