William Wollaston (Ipswich MP elected 1733)

For other people named William Wollaston, see William Wollaston (disambiguation).

William Wollaston (26 April 1693 – 20 June 1764) was an English politician, Member of Parliament for Ipswich between 1733 and 1734.[1]

He was the second son of William Wollaston (1659–1724), the philosopher, and his wife Catherine Charlton.[1] He studied at Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge and King's College, Cambridge.[2]


Wollaston married Elizabeth Fauquier, daughter of John Francis Fauquier, in 1728.[2] Their son, William Wollaston was also MP for Ipswich.[3] Frederick (1735–1801), the third son, was a churchman, prebendary of Peterborough Cathedral, and father of Charles Wollaston R.N.[4][5]

Catherine, a daughter, married Edward Bourchier, who became vicar of All Saints' Church, Hertford, and rector of Bramfield.[6]


  1. 1 2 "Wollaston, William (1693–1757), of Finborough, Suff., History of Parliament Online". Retrieved 22 August 2016.
  2. 1 2 "Wollaston, William (WLSN710W)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge.
  3. John Bernard Burke, A Genealogical and Heraldic Dictionary of the Landed Gentry of Great Britain (1863) p. 1689
  4. "Frederick Wollaston (WLSN752F)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge.
  5. s:A Naval Biographical Dictionary/Wollaston, Charles
  6. "Edward Bourchier (BRCR756E)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge.
Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
Francis Negus
Philip Broke
Member of Parliament for Ipswich
With: Philip Broke
Succeeded by
Edward Vernon
Samuel Kent

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