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of Mr. Sandys inserted instead.

Hon. Samuel Masham, 2nd but only surviving son of Samuel ist
Lord Masham, by Abigail Hill the celebrated favourite of Queen Anne,
was b. in Kensington Nov. 17 12, educ. at Westminster School, matric.
Ch. Ch. Oxon. 16 Dec. 1729, m. (i) 16 Oct. 1736 Harriot (who d. i
July 1761) only sister of Rt. Hon. Thomas Winnington (see 1726),
" with 5^20,000," and (2) 4 Feb. 1762 Charlotte (a Maid of Honour to
the Dowager Princess of Wales) dau. of John Dives of Westminster, was
a Groom of the Bedchamber to Frederick Prince of Wales Sept. 1739
till the Prince's death 20 March 1751, and app. so to George Prince of
Wales Oct. 1756 (? only for a short time, or till Oct 1758), was Auditor
General of the Prince's Household in Feb. 1757, Deputy Paymaster
General to his brother-in-law Mr. W^innington Jan. to May 1746, and
M.P. Droitwich July to Dec. 1747 when uns. He succ. his father as
2nd Lord Masham 16 Oct. 1758, was a Lord of the Bedchamber to the
King July 1762-76, F. R.S., Remembrancer of the Court of Exchequer
and Chief Registrar of Deeds in Middlesex (vice his father) Oct. 1758
till his death s.p. 14 June 1776, when the title expired. Lord Masham
was granted a pension of ;^ I, oco a year by the Crown in Jan. 1761.
Swift is said to have hated him from a boy.

Francis Winnington was son of Francis W. of London, (who was
brother to the M.P. 1708, and who was called to the bar at the Middle
Temple 18 May 1694, and chosen a Bencher 12 Feb. 1720), and matric.
Trin. Coll. Oxon. 29 March 172 1, aged 17. He was called to the bar
at Middle Temple 9 Feb. 1728, and was Solicitor to the Admiralty
.April 1733 till he res. that post in order to enter Parliament July 1747.
He sat for Droitwich 1747-54.

Hon. Edwin Sandys of Ombersley, eldest son of Samuel ist
Lord Sandys (see Worcester 17 18), matric. New Coll. Oxon. 21 May
1743, aged 17, fellow, created D.C.L. 8 July 1756, app. Sec. of the
Embassy to France July 1 749, a Lord of the Admiralty 6 April to 2 July
1757, M.P. Droitwich (defeated July but seated on petition) Dec.
1747-54, Bossiney 1754-61, and Westminster April 1762 till he succ. his
father as 2nd Lord Sandys 21 April 1770. He m. 26 Jan. 1769 Anna
Maria dau. of James Colebrooke of Southgate, Middlesex, and widow of
Wm. Paine King of Fineshade, Northants, (who left her his whole estate,
by which she brought a large fortune to Lord Sandys). His Lordship



134 Members for Droitwich.

voted against Wilkes 1769, presented to Ombersley 20 April 1771, and
d. s.p. II March 1797, when the title expired. His estates devolved
upon his niece Mary (only dau. and heir of Col. the Hon. Martin
Sandys M.P.), who m. 1786 Arthur Hill, Marquis of Downshire, and
was created Baroness Sandys 1802.

1754. April 16. Robert Harley sen. T.

Thomas Foley (see 1741). W.

The former was younger son of Edward Harley of Eyewood, (see
1695), and brother to Edward 3rd Earl of Oxford, (see lFi//iams'
Henfordshire Members)^ matric. Ch. Ch. Oxon. 5 March 1723, aged 16,
was called to the bar at Lincoln's Inn 2 June 1730, and invited to the
Bench of that Society 28 Nov. 1750, Recorder of Leominster {via his
father res.) 1732-74, Recorder of Tewkesbury 1756 till 1760,
adm. an Hon. Freeman of Worcester 1 743, voted against the Convention
1739, and against Wilkes 1769, sat for Leominster 1734-41 when
defeated, and again March 1742-7, and rep. Droitwich 1754 till his
death unm. 14 March 1774. He is probably the Mr. Harley who
unsucc. cont. Oxford Univ. Jan. 1750.

1 76 1. March 30. Thomas Foley. W.
Robert Harley. T.

1768. March ai. The same.

1768. May 27. Edward Foley (see Co. 1774), vice his
father Thomas Foley who elected to serve for co. Hereford.

1774. April 7. Andrew Foley, of Newport, co. Hereford, vice
Harley dec. Third and yst. son of ist Lord Foley (see 1741), b. 1748
or 1749, matric. Bras. Coll. Oxon. 11 June 1768, aged 19, created ALA.
7 Dec. 1 77 1, m. 7 May 1773 his cousin Elizabeth sole dau. and heir of
Boulter Tomlinson, became Honourable 10 May 1776, was a Banker in
London, Recorder of Droitwich in 1807 (probably 1802-18), and M.P.
Droitwich 1774 till his death at Newport 28 July 1818.

1774. M^y 3'- Rowland Berkeley of Cotheridge, vice Edward
Foley who accei)ted the Stewardship of the Manor of East Hendred,
CO. Berks, in order to stand for co. Worcester. P^ldest son of Rowland
B., by Lucy dau. of Anthony Lechmerc of Severn End, and great great
grandson of Sir Rowland B. (see Worcester 1661), he matric. New Coll.
Oxon. 29 Oct. 1750, aged 17, m. Sarah dau. of вАФ Carbonnel, was H.S.
CO. Wore. 1764, M.P. Droitwich May to Sept. 1774, presented to
Churchill 19 June 1765, and d.s.p. 1779.

1774. Oct. 15. Thomas Foley jun. W.
Andrew Foley. W.



Members for Droitwich. 135

Two Brothers. Thomas Foley jun. of Stoke Edith, co. Hereford,
was eldest son of Thomas ist Lord Foley (see 1741), b. 7 July 1742,
matric. Magd. Coll. Oxon. 2 May 1759, m. 20 March 1776 Lady
Harriet Stanhope 4th dau. of Wm. 2nd Earl of Harrington, became
Honourable 10 May 1776, sat for co. Hereford May 1767-74, and for
Droitwich 1774 till he succ. his father as 2nd Lord Foley 18 Nov. 1777.
and voted for Wilkes 1769. He presented to the Herefordshire living
of Mordiford 1787, and was High Steward of Kidderminster 1778 till
his death in London 2 July 1793. " He had been for many months in
a very precarious state of health, and went to Lisbon for the recovery of
it, whence he returned only a few weeks since. Of this nobleman it
may truly be said, that no man ever possessed more affability or greater
good humour or benevolence." (Gent. Mag.)

1777. Nov. 27. Edward Winnington of Stanford Court, vice
his brother-in-law Hon. Thomas Foley called to the Upper House.
Only son of Sir Edward W. (see Bewdley 1761), whom he succ. as 2nd
Bart. 9 Dec. 1791, was b. 14 Nov. 1749, matric. Ch. Ch. Oxon. 30 Oct.
1767, m. 9 May 1776 Hon. Anne Foley yst. dau. of Thomas ist Lord
Foley (see 1741), and sat for Droitwich 1777 till his death at Stanford
Court 9 Jan. 1805. He advanced ;^25o towards re-building Bewdley
Bridge 1801, " He was a gentleman eminent for his attainments in
literature ; an ornament to his native county." (Gent. Mag.)

1780. Sept. 15. Hon. Andrew Foley. W.
Edward Winnington. W.

1784. April 5. The same, re-elected 19 June 1790, 27 May
1796, 7 July 1802.

1805. Jan. 30. Thomas Foley of Newport, Almeley, co.
Hereford, vice his uncle-in-law Sir Edward Winnington Bart. dec. Only
son of Hon. Andrew Foley (see 1774), b. 19 July 1778, educ. at
Westminster, matric. Ch. Ch. Oxon. 26 Jan. 1796, of Lincoln's Inn
1800, Lt.-Col. Herefordshire Militia 1805, M.P. co. Hereford 1807-18,
Droitwich Jan. 1805-7, and July 18 19 till his death unm. at Newport 11
Jan. 1822, aged 43.

1806. Nov. 3. Hon. Andrew Foley. W.

Thomas Foley. W.

Father and son.

1807. May 7. Hon. Andrew Foley. W.

Sir Thomas Edward Winnington. W.

Uncle and nephew. As to Sir Thomas see the County 1820.
181 2. Oct. 8. The same.



136 Members for Droitwich.

1816. April 2. William Philip (Molyneux) Earl of Sefton. of
Croxteth Hail, Liverpool, vice Winnington who accepted the Stewardship
of the Manor of East Hendred, co. Berks. Eldest son of Charles ist Earl
of Sefton, b. 18 Sept. 1772, educ. at Eton, matric. Ch. Ch. Oxon 25 April
1789, aged 16, m. i Jan. 1792 Hon. Maria Craven dau. of Wm. 6th Lord
Craven, succ. his father as 2nd Earl of Sefton in the Peerage of Ireland
31 Jan. 1795, unsucc. cont. Liverpool 18 18, sat for Droitwich April
1 816-3 1, ^^'^^ created Baron Sefton of the United Kingdom 20 June 1831,
and d. 20 Nov. 1838.

1818. July 2. Hon. A. Foley. W.

Earl of Sefton. W.

1819. Feb. 16. Thomas Foley (see 1805,) vice his father Hon.
Andrew Foley dec. There were about 40 voters for Droitwich in 18 16,
the Bailiffs being the Returning Officers.

1820. March. Earl of Sefton. VV.

Thomas Foley. VV.

1822. Feb. 14. John Hodgetts Hodgetts Foley (see E.
Worcestershire 1847,) vice his cousin Thomas Foley dec.

1826. June 13. Earl of Sefton. W.
J. H. H. Foley. W.

1830. Aug. 2. The same.

1831. April 30. J. H. H. Foley. W.

Sir T. E. Winnington. W.

See County 1820. At the dissolution of this Parliament 3 Dec.
1832, Droitwich was deprived of one of its Members, by the operation
of the Reform Act 1832.

1832. Dec. 10. J. H. H. Foley. W.

1^35- J^"- 9- John Barneby. T. 128.
f.H.H. Foley. W. 125.

253 voted out of 28 [ registered electors. On petition the poll
was reduced to, Barneby 125, Foley 124. As to Mr. Barneby see East
Worcestershire 1837. The Tory Colour was Scarlet ; tiie Whig Colour,
Blue.

1837. July 24. John Somerset Pakington. T.

Of VVestwood Park, younger but only surviving son of William
Russell, of Powick Court, by Elizabeth eldest dau. of Sir Herbert
Perrott Packington 7th Ikirt. of Wesiwood, b. at Powick Court 20 Feb.
1799, educ. at Eton, matric. Oriel Coll. Oxon. 13 Feb. 181 8, created
D.C.L. 7 June 1853, m. (i) 14 Aug. 1822 Mary (who d. 6 Jan. 1843)
only dau. of Moreton Aglionby Slaney of Shifnal, Salop, (2) 4 June



Members for Droitwich. 137

1844 Augusta Anne (who d. 23 Feb. 1848) dau. of Rt. Rev. George
Murray, Bishop of Rochester 1827-60 (grandson of 3rd Duke of Athole),
and (3) 5 June 1851 Augusta Ann dau. of Thomas Champion de
Crespigny, and widow of Col. T. H. Davies of Elmley Park, (see
Worcester 1818). On succeeding his uncle Sir John Pakington 8th and
last Bart, in part of his estates 6 Jan. 1830, Mr. Russell took the name
of Pakington, and was created a Baronet 13 July 1846, and G.C.B. 30
June 1859. Having unsucc. cont. East Worcestershire 1832, and the
Western division 1833, 1835, he sat for Droitwich 1837 to 1874 when
he lost his seat, and was raised to the Peerage as Lord Hampton 6
March 1874. He was sworn a member of the Privy Council 27 Feb.
1852, was a member of the Committee of Council on Education, and
held office as Secretary of State for the Colonies Feb. to Dec. 1852,
First Lord of the Admiralty Feb. 1858 to June 1859, and June 1866-7,
and Secretary of State for War March 1867 to Dec. 1868. He was J. P.
and D.L. (1832) co. Wore, Chairman cf Quarter Sessions 1834-54,
patron of one living, was chosen an Elder Brother of the Trinity House
1859, Major Worcestershire Yeomanry June 1856, Lt.-Col. thereof
1859-66 July, President of the Institute of Naval Architects, and Chief
Civil Service Commr. Nov. 1875 till his death 9 April 1880.

1 84 1. July I. The same, re-elected 30 July 1847, 4 March
1852 (office), 8 July 1852, 27 March 1857, 3 March 1858 (office), 30
April 1859, 12 July 1865, 11 July 1866 (office), 13 March 1867 (office).

1868. Nov. 18. Rt. Hon. Sir J. S. Pakington. C. 790.
John Corbett. L. 603.

1874. Feb. 3. John Corbett. L. 787.

Ri. Hon. Sir J. S. Pakington. C. 401.

John Corbett, of Impney, eldest son of Joseph C, of Salop, was
b. 18 1 7, and m. 1856 Anne Eliza dau. of John O'Meara, of Tipperary.
He was defeated at Droitwich 1868, but rep. it 1874-85, and sat for the
Droitwich division 1885-92, became J. P. co. Wore. 1864, (on roll for
High Sheriff 1896), J.P. and D.L. co. Merioneth, and was County
Councillor (Droitwich division) co. Wore. March 1889-92. Mr. Corbett
who was formerly proprietor of the Stoke Prior Salt Works, and
Chairman of the Stoke Prior United School Board June 1880 to May
1892, is Lord of the Manors of Impney, Sagebury, and Obden, an
Associate of the Institute of Civil Engineers, a Member of the R.
Agricultural, R. Historical, and Statistical Societies, a Commr. of the
River Severn Navigation, and patron of the livings of Dodderhill and
Elmbridge.

1880. April. John Corbett. L. 857.
G. H. Allsopp. C. 368.
Ernest /ones. L. 5.



138 Members for Droitwich.

As to Mr. AUsopp, see Worcester 1885. Ernest Jones also
unsucc. cont. Nottingham 1857, 1859, and Manchester 1868. The
Borough of Droitwich which had 243 registered electors in 1832, 371 in
1858, 1532 in 1868, 1541 in 1874, and 1407 in 1884, and of which the
Mayor was the Returning Ofificer from 1836, was deprived of the right of
separate representation and became merged in the Droitwich division
of the County, at the Dissolution 18 Nov. 1885, when the provisions
of the Redistribution of Seats Act. 1885 came into effect.




MEMBERS FOR EVESHAM.



1295. William de Sodinton.
Robert de Hales.

The former's manucaptors or sureties were Robert de Badsey
and William de la Holte, while the latter's were Peter de Croule and
Richard de Verrer. William de Sodinton, so called from his estate at
Sodington, or Southington, in the parish of Mamble, died s.p., and his
lands were divided among his three sisters, as appears from an assize
or inquisition post-mortem taken at Southampton 1302. The youngest
of these sisters, Joanna, married Sir Walter le Blond of Rock, ancestor
of the Blounts of Sodington. On 26 Sept. 1300 Wm. de Sudington
and John de Bromfield were app. attorneys for one year for Owen de
Monte Gomeri going to the Court of Rome with Hugh le Despencer.
(Patent Rolls).

I'his appears to be the only instance in which Members were
returned for Evesham until 1604, although Richard de Trapenhall,
Richard de Newbury, and Robert de Fredon were summoned to attend
a CV^ww^'/ at Westminster 1337.



By virtue of a clause inserted in James I.'s first Charter to
Evesham, dated 2 March 1604, the right of electing two Members of
Parliament was restored to the Borough.

1604. March 16. Sir Thomas Bigge Knt.
Sir Philip Kightlie Knt.

Sir Thomas Bigg of Lenchwick, son and heir of Thomas B. who
died 25 June 1581, by Magdalen sister to Sir Philip Hoby, was aged 40
at the Visitation in 1582, Knighted 23 July 1603, and m. Ursula 4th
dau. of Clement Throckmorton of Haseley, co. Warwick. He erected
the mansion at Lenchwick, was H.S. co. Wore. 1593, J. P. in 1601, app.
Aid. of Evesham by the Charter 2 March 1604, re-app. 3 April 1605
(under the 2nd charter,) M.P. Evesham 1604-11, and d. 4 May 1613,
bur. in Abbot's Norton Church, near Evesham. He built new shambles
for the Town, and gave rents as a charity for the poor of Evesham. His
inq. p.m. was held in co. Gloucester 6 Oct. 1614.



138 Members for Droitwich.

As to Mr. Allsopp, see Worcester 1885. Ernest Jones also
unsucc. cont. Nottingham 1857, 1859, and Manchester 1868. The
Borough of Droitwich which had 243 registered electors in 1832, 37 r in
1858, 1532 in 1868, 1541 in 1874, and 1407 in 1884, and of which the
Mayor was the Returning Officer from 1836, was deprived of the right of
separate representation and became merged in the Droitwich division
of the County, at the Dissolution 18 Nov. 1885, when the provisions
of the Redistribution of Seats Act. 1885 came into effect.






MEMBERS FOR EVESHAM.



1295. William de Sodinton.
Robert de Hales.

The former's manucaptors or sureties were Robert de Badsey
and William de la Holte, while the latter's were Peter de Croule and
Richard de Verrer. William de Sodinton, so called from his estate at
Sodington, or Southington, in the parish of Mamble, died s.p., and his
lands were divided among his three sisters, as appears from an assize
or inquisition post-mortem taken at Southampton 1302. The youngest
of these sisters, Joanna, married Sir Walter le Blond of Rock, ancestor
of the Blounts of Sodington. On 26 Sept. 1300 Wm. de Sudington
and John de Bromfield were app. attorneys for one year for Owen de
Monte Gomeri going to the Court of Rome with Hugh le Despencer.
(Patent Rolls).

T'his appears to be the only instance in which Members were
returned for Evesham until 1604, although Richard de Trapenhall,
Richard de Newbury, and Robert de Fredon were summoned to attend
a Council 2A. Westminster 1337.



By virtue of a clause inserted in James I.'s first Charter to
Evesham, dated 2 March 1604, the right of electing two Members of
Parliament was restored to the Borough.

1604. March 16. Sir Thomas Bigge Knt.
Sir Philip Kightlie Knt.

Sir Thomas Bigg of Lenchwick, son and heir of Thomas B. who
died 25 June 1581, by Magdalen sister to Sir Philip Hoby, was aged 40
at the Visitation in 1582, Knighted 23 July 1603, and m. Ursula 4th
dau. of Clement Throckmorton of Haseley, co. Warwick. He erected
the mansion at Lenchwick, was H.S. co. Wore. 1593, J. P. in 1601, app.
Aid. of Evesham by the Charter 2 March 1604, re-app. 3 April 1605
(under the 2nd charter,) M.P. Evesham 1604-11, and d. 4 May 1613,
bur. in Abbot's Norton Church, near Evesham. He built new shambles
for the Town, and gave rents as a charity for the poor of Evesham. His
inq. p.m. was held in co. Gloucester 6 Oct. 1614.



140 Members for Evesham.

Sir Philip Kighley, son of Bartholomew K. of South Littleton
(by Anne dau. of Philip Tolley), matric. Broadgates Hall, Oxon., 31 May
1583, aged 16, and was app. i Oct. 1602 a Teller of the Exchetiuer,
which office he held until his death. By the new charter 3 April
1605 the hereditary rank of Alderman of Evesham was granted
by express provision (a most rare event) to him and his heirs,
and this honour actually existed in his family until 1705, when
it ceased on the failure of his heirs. Sir Philip, who m. Elizabeth

dau. of , and was knighted 23 July 1603, was granted 7 Feb.

1604 the Receivership of the First Fruits and Tenths of the Clergy for
life, but died shortly before 16 April 1605, (when his successor was
appointed). His lands were afterwards extended for debts due to
the King.

1605. Oct. 31. Robert Bowyer, vice Kighley dec. Son of
William Bowyer, Keeper of the Records in the Tower, and cousin to
Sir William Bowyer, ot Denham Court, Bucks, (a Teller of the
Exchequer in 1604, who d. Aug. 16 16). He was granted in reversion
25 June 1604 the ofifice of Door Keeper of the Exchequer, and Keeper
of the Council Chamber of the Star Chamber for life. Confirmation
23 Dec. 1604 of the grant made by the Master of the Rolls to Robert
Bowyer and Henry Elsyng of the Clerkship and Keeping of the Rolls
of Chancery, and all other records and rolls in the Tower, for their
lives. He was granted 25 July i6ii a pension of ^100 on surrender
of the same sum part of a pension by Lady Burgh (? Bowyer his cousin).
He was M.P. for Steyning in 1601, and for Evesham 1605-10, when he
became Clerk of the House of Lords. In 161 1 he and Francis Crane
held the ofifice of Clerk of the Parliaments. "Memorandum 12 March
162 1. The Lord Chancellor declared that the Clerk of the Parliament
(Mr. Bowyer) was so dangerous sick that he might not come to the
House, without peril of his life ; and therefore was an humble suitor
that he might make Henry Elsyng his Deputy, who hath also a patent
of the Clerk's place m reversion ; and his Lordship moved to know the
pleasure of the house, whether the said Henry Elsyng should be
admitted as Deputy Clerk. And the Lords generally agreed thereunto."
{Lords Journal). Mr. Bowyer died s.p.m. 1634.

1610. Feb. 26. Edward Salter, vice Bowyer app. Clerk of the
Upper House of Parliament. Probably the son of Thomas S., of
Oswestry, Salop, (living 1607), and jiossibly of kin to Sir Nicholas Salter
Knt., of London, whose dau. and heir Anne m. Sir Henry Bowyer Knt.
(who d.v.p.. and was eldest son of Sir \Vm. Bowyer, of Denham). Sir
Henry's son William was created a Baronet 1660. He was probably the
same jierson as Edward Salter adm. to C}ray's Inn 1580, was M.P. for
Lostwithiel Feb. 1621-22, and was knighted at Ampthill 21 July it)2(.

16 14. March. Thomas Bigge.

Anthony Langston.



Members for Evesham. 141

Thomas Bigg, of Lenchwick, eldest son and heir of the M.P.
1604, was b. 1577, matric. Queen's Col). Oxon. 8 Nov. 1594. aged 17,
ent. Middle Temple 1597. and m. Anne dau. of Wm. Witham of
Lead5tone, Yorks. He was created a Baronet 26 May 1620, J. P. co.
Wore, in 1620, M.P. Evesham March to June 1614, and Dec. 1620 till
his death 11 June 1 621, when the title expired. His widow re-m. to
Sir John Walter, Lord Chief Baron of the Exchequer 1625-30. Sir
Thomas sold the Lenchwick and Norton estates to the ist Lord Craven,
and from the Cravens they passed by purchase to Sir Edward Seymour
of Maiden Bradley, Wilts, (see 1774). His epitaph in Norton Church
reads, " Heere resteth the body of Sir Thomas Bigg, knight baronet,
who was both faithfull to his prince and lovinge to his country. He
married Anne dau. to Wm. Wytham of Leadstone, co. Yorks., and shee
in love and memory of her husband erected thys monument. He
departed this life the nth day of June 162 1, aged 45."

Anthony Langston, of Sedgeborough, Littleton, son of Henry L.,
was ALP. Evesham March to June 1614, 1620-2, 1625, Feb. to June
1626, app. (with John Izod) by Lord Cecil to be Steward of King's
Norton pro. tei7i. 21 Feb. 1604, and elected an Honorary Freeman of
Worcester 1643. He was one of the royalists taken prisoner at
Worcester on its surrender 19 July 1646, and on 21 Dec. 1646 he
begged to compound on Oxford articles for delinquency, and for leave
to attend and perfect his composition. His son .\nthony was Captain
of the " Princess " in 1669.

1620. Dec. 15. Sir Thomas Biggs Bart.

Anthony Langston.

They voluntarily waved their claims for fees or wages for serving
in Parliament, which was considered a great boon to the Town.

1621. Nov. 12, Sir Edward Conway Knt., of Ragley, co.
Warwick, vice Biggs dec. Son and heir of Sir John Conway, Gov. of
Ostend, who d. 4 Oct. 1603, m. (i) about 1593, Dorothy (who was buried
5 March 16 12) widow of Edward Bray, and dau. of Sir John Tracey of
Toddington, co. Glouc, and (2) before 30 Dec. 1619 Katherine widow
of Richard Fust, and dau. of Giles Huerlblock or Hambler of Ghent.
He was Col. of a regt. of foot at the taking of Cadiz in Spain, and was
Knighted there by the Earl of Essex 27 June 1596, was Lieut. Gov.
of the Brill in Holland 1599-1609. and sometime in command of the
English Forces in the Netherlands, M.P. Penryn Feb. 1610-11, Feb.
to June 16 14, and Evesham Nov. 1621-2 (being elected in pursuance
of a pledge given him when he was chosen Aid. of Evesham July
1 621), and 1624-5. -Hs ^^'^s app. to review the Island of Jersey for
redress of abuses in religion &c. March 1617, an Ambassador to
Germany (Prague and Vienna) July 1620 to March 1 621, admitted by
the King's special command to the Privy Council 28 June 1622, one



142 Members for Evesham.

of the two Principal Secretaries of State Jan. 1623, re-app. so with
an annual salary of ;^ioo on 18 May 1625, was granted a pension of
p^2000 a year for 21 years 20 May 1625, created Lord Conway 24
March 1624, Viscount Kiilultagh 15 March 1627, and Viscount Conway
26 June 1627, CJov. and CapL. of the Isle of Wight Dec. 162430, Lord
Lieut, and Vice Admiral of co. Hants. 7 May 1625, received a grant in
perpetuity of Conway Castle, co. Carnarvon, 24 March 1627, was one
of the Council of War in 1624 and 1627, re-app. so 23 Feb. 1629, Lord
President of the Council 14 Dec. 1628, died 3 Jan., and was buried at
Arrow, co. Warwick, 12 Feb. 1631, will dated 28 July 1629, proved
12 Nov. 163 1. Secretary Conway wrote to John Lord Mordaunt 3 July
1626, commanding him to accept no challenge from Sir Edward
Stradling, (see Williams' Pari. Hist, of Wales).

1624. Feb. 4. Sir Edward Conwaye Knt.

Richard Cresheld.

Son of Edward Cresheld, of Mattishall Burghs, Norfolk, and was
adm. to Lincolns Inn 18 June 1608, called to the bar 17 Oct. 1615,
elected a Bencher 14 and sat as such 23 May 1633, made Lent Reader
1636, and Sergeant-at-law 1637. He was Recorder of Evesham in
1625, M.P. 1624-5, 1625, 1628-9, 1640-8, app. a Commr. to compensate
the river proprietors for damage done through improving the navigation
of the Avon 9 March 1637, was proposed as a Judge by Parliament
Feb. 1643, but was not app. by the King, but was made a Justice of
the Common Bench by the Parliament 12 Oct. 1648. He however
refused to be re-sworn after the murder of the King Jan. 1649. and d in
Serjeants Inn and was buried in St. .'Andrew's, Holborn,' in 1652. He
made the Protestation 12 June 1643 (Commons Journal). Serjeant
Cresheld bequeathed money to the poor of Evesham, but the charity
has long been lost.

1625. April 27. Richard Cresheld.

Anthony Langston.

1626. Feb. I. Sir John Hare Knt.

Anthony Langston.

Sir John Hare of Stow Bardolph, Norfolk, only son of Sir Ralph
Hare, K.B., M.P., who d. Aug. 1623, was Knighted at Newmarket 4 Dec.
1617 or I Dec. 1618, m. Hon. Elizabeth Coventry only dau. of Thomas
ist Lord Coventry (sec Droitwich 1620,) and sat for .\ylesbury 1625,
Evesham Feb. to June 1626, King's Lynn, 162S-9. It is impossible to
decide whether it was he or his uncle John Hare of the Middle Teinple,
(M.P. Horsham 1572-97,) who sat for West Looe Oct. to Dec. 1601,
and for Morpeth 1604-11. His eldest son Ralph was made a Baronet


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