OKEDEN, William (c.1662-1718), of Little Critchel, Dorset

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1690-1715, ed. D. Hayton, E. Cruickshanks, S. Handley, 2002
Available from Boydell and Brewer

Constituency

Dates

1689 - 1690
1690 - 1695
1715 - 26 Sept. 1718

Family and Education

b. c.1662, 1st s. of William Okeden of Little Critchel by Mary, da. of John Wyndham of Orchard Wyndham, Som., sis. of Sir William Wyndham, 1st Bt.†  educ. Trinity, Oxf. matric. 4 July 1677, aged 15.  m. Magdalen (d. 1688), da. and coh. of Bartholomew Lane of Wimborne Minster, Dorset, 1da. 2s. illegit.  suc. fa. 1694.1

Offices Held

Sheriff, Dorset Jan.–Nov. 1699.

Biography

Okeden, who had sat in the Convention as a Tory for Corfe Castle where his family owned property, was returned for Wareham in 1690, probably on the interest of George Pitt*. Lord Carmarthen (Sir Thomas Osborne†) marked him as a Tory supporter of the Court. Two days after the opening of the session on 22 Mar., Okeden was assaulted in the lobby of the House by Sir Thomas Mompesson*, a Whig whose re-election for Sal