Bromley, William (1699?-1737) (DNB00)


BROMLEY, WILLIAM (1699?–1737), politician, was second son of William Bromley (1664-1732) [q. v.] He was elected upon the foundation at Westminster in 1714, at the age of 15. He was a member of Oriel College, Oxford, and was created D.C.L. on 19 May 1732. He was elected member for the borough of Warwick in 1727. On 13 March 1734 he was put forward by the party opposed to Walpole to move the repeal of the Septennial Act. Parliament was soon afterwards dissolved, and Bromley lost his seat for Warwick. He was elected in February 1737, on the death of George Clarke, to represent the university of Oxford, which his father had represented from 1702 till 1732. He died the following month, 12 March 1737. His wife, by whom he left no issue,, was a Miss Frogmorton. His portrait is in the Bodleian Gallery.

[Welch's Queen's Scholars, pp. 265, 544; Gent. Mag. vii. 189; Parl. Hist. ix. 396; Wood's History and Antiquities (Gutch), ii. 977; Official Lists of Members of Parliament.]

Dictionary of National Biography, Errata (1904), p.37
N.B.— f.e. stands for from end and l.l. for last line

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