HALE, William (?1686-1717), of King's Walden, Herts.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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15 Jan. 1709 - 1710
1713 - 27 Apr. 1714
1715 - 2 Oct. 1717

Family and Education

b. ?1686, 1st s. of Richard Hale by Elizabeth, da. and h. of Isaac Meynell of Meynell Langley, Derbys. educ. B.N.C. Oxf. 30 Sept. 1702, aged 16. m. Catherine, da. of Peter Paggen of the Manor House, Wandsworth, Surr. 2s. She later married Humphry Morice (d.1731). suc. fa. 1689.

Offices Held


Descended from on old Hertfordshire family, seated at King’s Walden since 1576, Hale was returned for St. Albans as a Whig in 1713 but unseated on petition in favour of a Tory. Re-elected after a contest in 1715, he did not vote on the septennial bill, dying 2 Oct. 1717.

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: A. N. Newman