HUCKS, William (bef.1678-1740), of Great Russell St., Bloomsbury, and Wallingford, Berks.
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Family and Education
b. bef. 1678, 1st s. of William Hucks of St. Giles’s-in-the-Fields, Bloomsbury, brewer, by his w. Lydia Head; bro.-in-law of Thomas Inwen. m. (lic. 1 Sept. 1696) Elizabeth, da. of Robert Selwood of Abingdon, 2s. 1da. suc. fa. 1691.
King’s brewer 1715-d.
Hucks inherited his father’s share in the Horn Brewery, Duke Street, Bloomsbury, later holding five-sevenths of the family brewing interests in London. Returned as a Whig for Wallingford in four contested elections, he voted consistently with the Government. In 1727 he had a crown lease of Wallingford Castle, which included Ewelme, Oxon.1 He was responsible for the erection of the statue of George I on the steeple of St. George’s, Bloomsbury.2 He died 28 Nov. 1740.