HUCKS, William (bef.1678-1740), of Great Russell St., Bloomsbury, and Wallingford, Berks.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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20 Jan. 1709 - 1710
1715 - 28 Nov. 1740

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.

Offices Held

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.

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: R. S. Lea


  • 1. See J. A. Gibbs, Hist. Antony and Dorothea Gibbs, 37-39, further additions and corrections, xvi (4); Cussans, Herts. i(I), 246; Cal. Treas. Bks. and Pprs. 1720-8, pp. 359, 365.
  • 2. N. & Q. (ser. II), ii. 50-51, 135, 199.