Sir William Wray, 1st Baronet, of Glentworth
d.13 Aug 1617 Ashby, Lincolnshire, England
m. 6 Apr 1580
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Sir William Wray, 1st Baronet, of Glentworth, Lincolnshire (ca. 1555 – 13 August 1617) was an English Member of Parliament.
He represented the constituency of Grimsby from 1584 to 1585, Lincolnshire in 1601 and Grimsby again from 1604 to November 1611. He was appointed High Sheriff of Lincolnshire in 1594 and was created a baronet on 25 November 1611.
Wray was a patron of religion. The Estate of the Church, with the Discourse of Times (1602), translated and expanded by Simon Patrick from Jean de Hainault was dedicated to him. John Smyth regarded Wray as the major supporter of "godly" religion in the county.