PITT, William (d.1725), of Cricket Malherbie, Som.
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Family and Education
1st s. of Samuel Pitt of Cricket, Som. m. Oct. 1717, Jane, da. of William Hockmore of Combinteignhead, Devon, wid. of one Palmer of Sharpham Park, Som., 1s. suc. fa. 1712.
Returned for Bridgwater as a Whig after a contest at the by-election following the death of George Dodington, Pitt did not stand in 1722, when his cousin Samuel Pitt, a London merchant, unsuccessfully contested the borough. He died about June 1725. His wife subsequently married George Speke of Dillington, whom Pitt had appointed one of his executors.1
Ref Volumes: 1715-1754
Author: Shirley Matthews
- 1. PCC 142 Romney; Som. Wills (ser. 2), p. 37; (ser. 3), p. 122.