WRAY, William (c.1626-69), of Ashby, Lincs. and The Strand, Westminster.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1660-1690, ed. B.D. Henning, 1983
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21 Oct. 1645

Family and Education

b. c.1626, 1st s. of Sir Christopher Wray of Ashby by Albinia, da. and coh. of Sir Edward Cecil, 1st Visct. Wimbledon. educ. travelled abroad (Italy, Switzerland, France) c.1645-6. m. c.1652, Olympia, da. of Sir Humphrey Tufton, 1st Bt., of The Mote, Maidstone, Kent, 3s. 5da. suc. fa. 1645; kntd. 6 June 1660; cr. Bt. 27 June 1660.

Offices Held

Capt. of horse (parliamentary) c.1643-5.

Commr. for assessment, Lincs. 1645, 1649-52, 1657, Jan. 1660, 1661-3, 1664-d., (Lindsey) 1648, Aug. 1660-1, 1663-4; j.p. (Lindsey) 1647-50, 1651-d.; commr. for militia, Lincs. 1648, Mar. 1660, security 1655-6, col. of militia ft. Apr. 1660, capt. vol. horse Aug. 1660, dep. lt. c. Aug. 1660-d.; commr. for sewers, Hatfield chase and Lincs. Aug. 1660.2


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