William Sloper (c.1658–1743)

William Sloper (c.1658 - 14 January 1743) was a British Member of Parliament.

He was born the son of William Sloper of Great Bedwyn, Wiltshire and educated at New College, Oxford.

He was appointed Clerk to the Paymaster General by 1702, was Deputy Paymaster General from 1714 to 1720 and Deputy Cofferer of the Household by 1730 until his death. In 1714 he bought the estate of West Woodhay.

He represented Great Bedwyn (UK Parliament constituency) for 1715-1722 and 1729-1741. He was elected to represent Camelford from 1722 to 1727 and Whitchurch from 1742 to 1743.

He married Rebecca Abbott and had two sons. His son William was also an MP for Great Bedwyn.


    Parliament of Great Britain
    Preceded by
    Thomas Millington
    Sir Edward Seymour
    Member of Parliament for Great Bedwyn
    With: Stephen Bisse
    Succeeded by
    Robert Bruce
    Charles Longueville
    Preceded by
    James Montagu
    Richard Coffin
    Member of Parliament for Camelford
    With: The Earl of Drogheda
    Succeeded by
    Thomas Hales
    John Pitt
    Preceded by
    Sir William Willys
    Viscount Lewisham
    Member of Parliament for Great Bedwyn
    With: Sir William Willys 1729–1732
    Francis Seymour 1732–1734
    Robert Murray 1734–1738
    Edward Popham 1738–1741
    Succeeded by
    Sir Edward Turner
    Lascelles Metcalfe
    Preceded by
    John Selwyn
    John Wallop
    Member of Parliament for Whitchurch
    With: John Selwyn
    Succeeded by
    John Selwyn
    Charles Clarke

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