ST. QUINTIN, Sir William, 3rd Bt. (c.1662-1723), of Harpham, Yorks.
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b. c.1662, 1st surv. s. of William St. Quintin by Elizabeth, da. of Sir William Strickland, 1st Bt., M.P., of Boynton, Yorks. unm. suc. fa. and gd.-fa. as 3rd Bt. c. Nov. 1695.
Commr. of customs 1698-1701, of revenue [I] 1706-13; ld. of Treasury 1714-17; jt. vice-treasurer [I] 1720-d.
Sir William St. Quintin sat for Hull as a Whig in 11 successive Parliaments. Appointed to the Treasury board at George I’s accession, he lost his post in 1717, when he followed Walpole into opposition. Obtaining a lucrative Irish sinecure on Walpole’s return to office, he died 30 June 1723.