Sedgwick, William -1760)
The Reverend William Sedgwick was the son of the Reverend Leonard Sedgwick, Rector of Thornton in Buckinghamshire. He was educated at Eton College and Queens College Cambridge, where he was admitted pensioner 28 February 1718, matriculated in 1720, took his B.A. in 1722, was elected Fellow in 1723, was ordained a deacon by the Bishop of Ely 20 September 1724. He took his M.A. in 1725, was ordained priest 6 March 1726, passed B.D. in 1732. He was elected President of Queens 1732 1760, and Vice Chancellor of Cambridge University in 1741 1742. He was Vicar of Oakington in Cambridgeshire in 1726, and Rector of St Clement Eastcheap 1738 1760. The library of a William Sedgwick of Walworth was sold by Leigh & Sotheby 27 April 1811.