CHURCHILL, William (1627-1702), of Colliton House, Dorchester and Muston Manor, Piddlehinton, Dorset.
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Family and Education
Commr. for assessment, Dorset 1673-80, 1689-90, j.p. June 1688-9.
Nothing is known either of the circumstances of Churchill’s election or of his activities in the House, though he was doubtless a Tory. He did not even serve on the committee for the estate bill introduced by his colleague and nephew Edward Meller. After the Revolution he was probably a nonjuror. He was buried at Piddlehinton in August 1702. His second son John was elected for Dorchester in 1708.
Ref Volumes: 1660-1690
Author: John. P. Ferris
- 1. Hutchins, Dorset, ii. 414; F. Brown, Som. Wills. vi. 48-9; Add. 41620, f. 84.