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According to Wheatley: "Sir Wm. Doyly was M.P. for the borough of Great Yarmouth."
L&M Companion: "Doyly, Sir William, bt 1663 (?1614-77) Of Shottesham, Norf. He sat in every parliament from 1654 until his death. He first came into contact with Pepys as chairman of the parliamentary commission for paying off the army in 1660. In both the Second and Third Dutch Wars he was an active Commissioner for the Sick and Wounded."
Sir William D'Oyly, son and heir of William, brother of Sir Henry, succeeded to the estate, and was stiled, Sir William the elder, and, as heir to Susan, his cousin, had Pond-hall, Topsfield, and Cossford, in Suffolk, Shottisham, Gostlings, and three manors in Warham, in Norfolk. He was knighted by King Charles I. 1642, for his gallant behaviour abroad, in the service of the great Gustavus Adolphus, after whose death, he remained in foreign parts, till he returned to take possession of the fortune of his family: he was a very accomplished gentleman, and much esteemed in his country, which he had the honour to represent in parliament, with Sir Horatio Townshend. He was among the most zealous in the convention parliament, for the restoration of the royal family, and sat afterwards in the house of commons, as member for the borough of Yarmouth, at their particular invitation. He was one of the commissioners appointed by the house of commons, out of their own members, to see the army disbanded, in 1661, and was chosen by the city of Norwich, with three other gentlemen of distinction, viz. Sir Horatio Townshend, Sir John Holland, and Sir Ralph Hare, to wait on the King, soon after his return, with the resignation of their charter, which his Majesty graciously restored to them: in the year 1663, he was created a Baronet, and [died] in 1677.
---The Baronetage of England. R. Johnson, 1771.
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