DUCKETT, William (aft.1684-1749), of Hartham, in Corsham, Wilts.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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1727 - 1741

Family and Education

b. aft. 1684, 2nd s. of Lionel Duckett M.P., of Hartham, and yr. bro. of George Duckett. m. 8 July 1721, Mary, da. and coh. of Thomas Turberville of Bere Regis, Dorset, 1da.

Offices Held

Cornet, 1 Drag. Gds. 1712, lt. 1715, adjt. 1715, capt.-lt. 1720; major, 2nd tp. Horse Gren. Gds. 1723; lt.-col. 1729; ret. 1741.


William Duckett, a professional soldier, came back from service in Flanders in April 1714.1 Returned as a Whig for the family borough in 1727 and 1734, he voted for the Administration in all recorded divisions. In August 1733 he seems to have been asked by Walpole to bring in Sir Orlando Bridgeman for Calne but respectfully excused himself from doing so.2 He did not stand in 1741, when he brought in his subordinate officer, William Elliot. He died 12 Dec. 1749.

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: R. S. Lea


  • 1. Letters of Thos. Burnet, 62; Duchetiana, 61.
  • 2. Duckett to Walpole, 17 Aug. 1733, Cholmondeley (Houghton) mss.