ST. QUINTIN, Sir William, 3rd Bt. (c.1662-1723), of Harpham, Yorks.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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1695 - 30 June 1723

Family and Education

b. c.1662, 1st surv. s. of William St. Quintin by Elizabeth, da. of Sir William Strickland, 1st Bt., M.P., of Boynton, Yorks. unm. suc. fa. and gd.-fa. as 3rd Bt. c. Nov. 1695.

Offices Held

Commr. of customs 1698-1701, of revenue [I] 1706-13; ld. of Treasury 1714-17; jt. vice-treasurer [I] 1720-d.


Sir William St. Quintin sat for Hull as a Whig in 11 successive Parliaments. Appointed to the Treasury board at George I’s accession, he lost his post in 1717, when he followed Walpole into opposition. Obtaining a lucrative Irish sinecure on Walpole’s return to office, he died 30 June 1723.

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: Romney R. Sedgwick