BURROUGHS, William (d. aft. Sept. 1732), of St. James's, Westminster.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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22 Mar. - 3 Dec. 1722

Family and Education

m. 1718, Mary, da. of Henry Cartwright, 1s.1

Offices Held

Commissary gen. of stores and provisions in Gt. Britain 1715-June 1716; comptroller of excise 1715-Jan. 1716; auditor of the leather duty Dec. 1722-10 May 1732; auditor of the coffee, tea and chocolate duty 1724-10 May 1732; director, Charitable Corpn. 1726-32.


Burroughs was returned for Ilchester but, when petitioned against, agreed to vacate his seat by accepting an office of profit and did not stand again. He was subsequently concerned in the frauds on the Charitable Corporation (see Grant, Archibald). The date of his death is unknown.

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: Shirley Matthews


  • 1. A true and exact particular and inventory of all ... the lands ... of Williams Burroughs (London, 1732), pp. 9, 39, 71.