EARLE, William Rawlinson (c.1703-74), of Eastcourt House, Crudwell, nr. Malmesbury, Wilts.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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1727 - 1747
1747 - 1761
7 Aug. 1762 - 1768

Family and Education

b. c.1703, 1st s. of Giles Earle. m. 4 Jan. 1731 (with £20,000), Susannah, da. and h. of William White of Somerford, Wilts., 1s. 3da. suc. fa. 1758.

Offices Held

Clerk of deliveries in the Ordnance 1733-40; clerk of the Ordnance 1740-72.


For twenty years Earle represented Malmesbury jointly with his father. A staunch government supporter, he was given a post in the Ordnance, which he retained after Walpole’s fall. Defeated at Malmesbury in 1747, he was successful at Cricklade, continuing to support the Administration. Resigning from the Ordnance in 1772, he died 10 Aug. 1774.

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Author: Eveline Cruickshanks