TRYE, William (1660-1717), of Hardwicke, Glos.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1690-1715, ed. D. Hayton, E. Cruickshanks, S. Handley, 2002
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Constituency

Dates

1690 - 1698
1702 - 1705

Family and Education

b. 30 July 1660, 1st s. of Thomas Trye of Hardwicke (d.v.p. 1670, s. of William Trye) by Anna, da. and coh. of Richard Jones of Hanham, Glos.  educ. St. Edmund Hall, Oxf. 1677.  m. by 1685, Mary (d. 1724), da. and coh. of Thomas Horne of Horncastle, Yorks., 3s. 1da.  suc. fa. 1670; gdfa. 1681.1

Offices Held

Freeman, Gloucester 1692.2

Biography

Trye’s family had owned estates at Hardwicke, near Gloucester, since the 15th century. He succeeded to these on his grandfather’s death in 1681, though in 1682 he was stated to be resident in France. At Gloucester in the 1690 election he secured his return by mobilizing the support of the poorer freemen, and despite subsequent complaints that he was ineligible in not being a freeman himself, no action was taken against him. A Tory, he was classed as a Court supporter