DAINES, Sir William (c.1656-1724), of Bristol, Glos.
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Family and Education
b. c.1656. m. Elizabeth, 2da.1 Kntd. 28 Nov. 1694.
Warden, society of Merchant Venturers of Bristol 1692-3, master 1698-1700; sheriff, Bristol 1694-5, mayor 1700-1.2
A prominent Bristol merchant, trading to Virginia and Maryland,3 Daines was re-elected for Bristol as a Whig after a contest in 1715, voting with the Administration. In April 1719 he claimed that it had cost him above £10,000 to represent Bristol.4 Retiring in 1722 owing to failing health, he died 5 Sept. 1724 at Bath, aged 68, leaving £10,000 to the children of his two daughters,5 one of whom married the 1st Lord Barrington.