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1641, but the title expired with the 5th Bart. 1764.

1628. Feb. 27. Sir Robert Harely Knt.
Richard Cresheld.



Members for Evesham. 143

Sir Robert Harley was the surviving son and heir of Thomas
Harley of Brampton Castle, who d. 1631. He was b. at Wigmore
Castle Feb. 1579, matric. Oriel Coll. Oxon 9 April 1597. aged 17, B.A.
12 July 1599, ent. Middle Temple in 1599, m. (i) Anne dau. of Charles
Barret of Belhouse, Essex, (2) Mary (who was bur. 5 Aug. 1622,) dau.
of Sir Francis Newport of High Ercall, Salop, and (3) 22 July 1623
Brilliana 2nd dau. of Edward Viscount Conway (see 1621). He was
made K.B. 25 July 1603, Master of the Mint 1626-35 and 1643-9, had
license of entry on lands in co. Hereford 10 Feb. 1634, was M.P. Radnor
1604-11, Evesham 1628-9, co. Hereford 1624, 1626, March to May 1640,
and Oct. 1640 till secluded by Col. Pride and imprisoned Dec. 1648,
Dep. Steward of Hereford during the Commonwealth, app. 1604 Forester
of Bringewood Forest, co. Radnor, (salary ;Q(i 2s. 8d. per annum, with
other fees j[^\ los. 5d. a year,) and Forester of Prestwood with a salary
of 1 8s. a year, obtained a grant for a weekly market and an annual fair
at Wigmore, app. one of the Council of the Marches of Wales 23 June
1623, granted 12 Sept. 1626 the office of Master and Worker of the
Mint ("of monies to be coined in the Tower of London,") during his
life, with a salary of ;;{^40oo a year, and held it till 1635, and again from
1643, but after the murder of the King, refusing to coin with any other
than the die of the deceased monarch, he was removed by Parliament
16 May, 1649. The House of Commons entrusted him in 1640 with
the execution of its orders for demolishing all images, altars, and
crucifixes, and he rigorously removed all crosses even out of streets and
markets, and would not anywhere allow one piece of stone to lie over
another at right angles. Sir Robert Harley who resided some years at
Stanage, co. Radnor, was J. P. and D.L. co. Heref., and was very active in
the proceedings against Strafford. He lent plate and moneys to Parlia-
ment to carry on the war, was Chairman of the Radnorshire Sequestration
Committee, app. a Seq. Commr. for county and city of Hereford i April
1643, served on the Committees for Scandalous Ministers, for Superstitious
Monuments, for the London Militia, and on most of the important
committees of the House during 1 641-8, and d. from gout at Brampton
Bryan 6 Nov. 1656.

After the dissolution of this Parliament 10 March 1629, no
fresh one was called until

1640. April 4. William Sandys.
William Morton.

Capt. William Sandys of Askham, Notts, and Fladbury, 4th and
yst. son of Sir Samuel S. of Ombersley (see Co. 1609), matric.
Broadgates Hall, Oxon., 13 June 1623, aged 14. He was J. P. and Aid. of
Evesham, M.P. April to May 1640, Oct. 1640 till expelled as a
monopolist Jan. 1641, and again 1661 till his death s.p. shortly before
29 Oct. 1669. Being an active energetic man he obtained a grant from
the King by virtue of which he commenced in March 1635 the attempt



144 Members for Evesham.

of making the River Avon navigable but after spending ;i^2o,ooo upon
it, and encountering the powerful personal opposition of Sir Wm.
Russell, the High Sheriff (see Co. 1635), who did his best to hinder
him in every way, Mr. Sandys relinquished the idea. He obtained from
the King a patent for a toll of i2d. upon the cauldron more than the
old tax, on goods carried on the Avon, and it was for this monopoly
that he was expelled the House in 1641. He had a liberty of Bailiwick
in the Hundreds of Oswaldslow and Pershore in 1636, and was made
J. P. CO. Wore. ID July 1660. He was a Royalist.

William Morton or Moreton of Winchcombe, co. Gloucester, son
of James M. of Clifton-on-Severn, b. 1605, matric. Trin. Coll. Oxon. 26
Oct. 1621, aged 15, B.A. from Sydney Sussex Coll. Camb. 1622, M.A.
1625, and was called to the bar at the Inner Temple 28 Nov. 1630, and
chosen a Bencher thereof 24 Nov. 1659. He m. Anne dau. and sole
heir of John Smyth of Kidlington co. Oxford. He took up arms for the
King during the Civil War, and received the rank of Lieut. Col., was
Knighted at Oxford 8 Sept. 1643, ^"^ Governor of Sudeley Castle, co.
Glouc. in 1644, but was afterwards taken prisoner there on 17 Aug.
1644. and ordered to be committed to the Tower, and on i Oct. 1647
the House of Commons ordered " that Sir Wm. Moreton, now a
prisoner in the Tower, be removed to the prison of Peter House." He
was made a Sergeant-at-Law 6 July 1660, King's Sergeant i July 1663,
app. for life Recorder of Gloucester (fee ^6 13s. 4d. a year) by the new
Charter 18 April 1662, Chief Justice of the Great Sessions for cos.
Carmarthen, Cardigan, and Pembroke (salary ^{^50 a year) Aug. 1660-5,
M.P. Evesham April to May 1640, Haverfordwest i6'6i till election
declared void May 1663, and again June 1663 till m.ide a Justice of the
King's Bench 23 Nov. 1665, and was buried in the Tetnple Church,
"under his monument," i Oct. 1672, aged 68. Quaere whether the
grant made 30 May 1632 to John Morton in reversion after the death
of John Melton of the office of Secretary and Keeper of the Signet to
the Council in the North, applies to his brother.

1640. Oct. 16. Richard Cresheld.
William Sandys.
Hon. John Coventry.

This was a Double Return. A petition was presented to the
House concerning the business of this election, which was referred to
the Committee of Privileges 9 Nov. 1640. In the end Mr. (Coventry's
election was disallowed, but he appears to have informed the House of
the patent for lolls which Mr. Sandys enjoyed, with the result th:U the
latter was expelled.

1 64 I. l''cb. 2. Hon. John Coventry, vice Sandys expelled the
House as a monopolist. Eldest son by his 2nd wife of Lord Keeper
Coventry, (see Droitwich 1620,) and brother to the M.l'. for Droilwich



Members for Evesham. 145

1661, he m. Elizabeth dau. and co-heir of John Coles of Barton, Somerset,
and widow of Herbert Dodington. He was disabled to sit 12 Aug.
1642 for joining in the Commission of Array. His son Sir John
Coventry K.B. of Pitminster, Somerset, was M.P. for Weymouth and
Melcombe Regis Jan. 1667-81, and was the Member so cruelly assaulted
by a party of courtiers 21 Dec. 1670, for his speech in the House, which
affair occasioned so much outcry that the Parliament immediately passed
the " Coventry Act," with a clause expressly depriving the King of the
power of pardoning the offenders.

1645. O^*^- Samuel Gardner of Evesham vice Coventry disabled
to sit. He was son or kinsman of Philip Gardner, who was Mayor of
Evesham 1618, and was himself Mayor 1625, 1633, '642, 1653, and
M.P, Oct. 1645 till he was secluded Dec. 1648. He appears to have
been a wealthy man, for on 16 Jan. 1643 he lent ^1000 without interest
to Lord Brooke the Parliamentary commander, (slain in storming
Lichfield,) and had considerable trouble in getting it back from the
Parliament, if he ever did so, as appears by several references to the
matter in the Conifnons Journal. "21 April 1643, ordered that
Sir Rob. Harley (see 1628) do bring in an ordinance to-morrow
morning for securing upon the Public Faith the thousand pounds
borrowed of Sam. Gardner, Mayor of Evesham, by the late Lord
Brooke, and employed for the service of the kingdom, as appears
by a receipt under the hand of the said Lord Brooke.'' On 26
April 1643 for this service, and also for " that he in his own person, with
a Troop of Horse, raised, furnished, and maintained at his own charge,
and brought in upon the propositions ;^ioo in money, and 10 horses,
and ;^25o towards reducing of Ireland, the House of Commons do
hereby declare that the said Sam. Gardner had done good and
acceptable service to the Commonwealth." The petition of Capt, Sam.
Gardner for repayment was ordered to be read and to be referred, 6
June 1646. On 23 June 1646, " Warrant from, the House of Commons
to the Treasurer of the Committee at Goldsmith's Hall to pay S.G.
jQiooo ; on order of the House 6 June on his petition; all former
orders for payment revoked." This however did not restore his money
to him, for on 15 March 1647 the House ordered, " that his arrears of
pay ;^7i5 be paid, and that his principal and interest amounting to
;^i44o 7s. 7d. with interest be paid." Another Warrant issued 21 May
1648 for his arrears of pay ;£■] [5. He seems to have been lord of the
manor of Bewdley, as the manorial Courts were held in his name,
1670-3, but in 1674 he sold his title to the manor for ;^2'j6^ to Sir
Francis Winnington, (see Worcester 1679).

1653. July. No Members were appointed by Cromwell.

<: 1 A r No members summoned from Evesham.
1656. Aug. )

1659. Jan. Theophilus Andrews.

Robert Atkins.



146 Members for Evesham.

Theophllus Andrews, of Offingham, co. Wore, (perhaps son of
Richard Andrews, Mayor of Evesham 1624), was sometime of Barnard's
Inn, adm. to Grays Inn 7 Nov. 1644, called to the bar 11 Feb. 165 1,
Ancient 18 May 1667, app. an Assessment Commr. for co. Wore. 1656,
M.P. Evesham Jan. to April 1659, and also (by double return) April
until unseated 12 July 1660. He was an Alderman of Evesham in

1659, Recorder of that town (? 1661-70), made J. P. co. Wore. 10 July

1660, and d. 1670, aged 47.

Robert Atkins, eldest son of Sir Edward Atkins, Baron of the
Exchequer, was b. 1621, matric. Sidney Sussex Coll. Camb., ent.
Lincolns Inn 1638, called to the bar 1645, chosen an Associate of the
Bench 18 Nov. 1650, and being called to be a Bencher 5 Jan. sat as
such 4 Feb. 1663, elected Autumn Reader 1664, and was Treasurer of
that Society 6 Feb. to 28 Nov. 1664. He m. Mary dau. of Sir George
Clerk, of Watford, Northants., was made K.B. 23 April 1661, Recorder
of Evesham in 1659, app. Recorder of Bristol 1661, Solicitor General
to the Queen May 1662-72, M.P. co. Carmarthen Nov. 1656-8, Evesham
Jan. to May 1659, East Looe 1661-72, Middlesex Dec. 1680 to Jan.
1 68 1. He was a Commr. for discharging, settling, and recovering the
arrears of Excise due to the King 8 Feb. to 29 Nov. 1661, a Justice of
the Common Pleas April 1672 to May 1679, when he was removed,
and Master of St. Katherine's Hospital Aug. to Nov. 1681. Sir Robert
was a great promoter of the Revolution in 1688, and was Lord Chief
Baron of the Exchequer April 1689 till he retired from the Bench June
1695, and Speaker of the House of Lords Oct. 1689 to March 1693.
He died 18 Feb. 17 10, aged 88.

1660. April 4. John Egioke.

Sir Tiiomas Rous Bt.
Theophilus Andrews.

A Double Return of all three candidates, but ujjon petition the
Committee reported to the House 12 July 1660 that the two former
were duly elected. As to Sir T. Rous see the County 1654.

John Egiock, of Feckenham, was the eldest son of Sir Francis
Egiock Knt., of Shernock Court, one of the Tellers of the Exchequer
in 1 61 1, who d. 22 Nov. 1622, a member of an ancient family at
Interborough or Inkberrow. He was of Lincolns Inn 1635, added to
the Parliamentary Committee of co Wore, by order of the House of
Commons 20 Feb. 1645, app. an .Assessment Commr. 1656, and J. P.
for CO. Wore. 10 July 1660. He signed the Indenture of Return of the
two Members, as a witness, 11 A\)y'\\ 1661. His sister and iicir Mary
(who d. 1668, aged 59), married William eldest son of Sir Wm. Lygon.
On 8 May 1655 John Egiock, of Shernock (with Sir Jt)hn Pettus, of
Cheston, Suffolk), begged the Committee lor Compounding " to order
the repair of the mansion-house <Iv:e. of Henlip (Hindlip) Manor, of
which Mary Habington is seized for life with remainder to petitioners."



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Members for Evesham. 147

1661. April II. William Sandys (see 1640).
Abraham Cullin.

Abraham Cullin of London, and East Sheen, Surrey, was son of
Abraham C. (whose father Richard C. came into England on the
persecution of the Protestants m the Low Countries by the Duke of
Alva, and was descended from Arnould Van Ceulen of Breda, in the
Duchy of Brabant, living in 1300.) He m. Abigail yst. dau. of John
Rushout of London, merchant, and sister to the M.P. 1670, was made a
Baronet 17 June, 1661, and sat for Evesham 1661 till his death in 1669.

1669. Oct. 29. Sir John Hanmer Knt. of Hanmer, co. Flint,
vice Sir A. Cullen, Bt., dec. On the petition of Sir James Rushout
3 Nov. 1669, the Return was examined, and the Committee of
Privileges and Elections reported 22 Nov. that Sir James was the duly
elected Member, and not Sir John Hanmer. To this the House
disagreed, and the same day resolved, "that the right of election was in the
common burgesses of Evesham, and that the election was void, and that
Edward Field the Mayor be taken into the custody of the Sergeant-at-
Arms for his misdemeanour in making the return for the Borough of
Evesham, and denying the poll, and be reprimanded by the Speaker."

1669. Dec. 7. Sir John Hanmer, vice Cullen dec, the former
election having been declared void. Elder son of Sir Thomas Hanmer
(see Williams' Pari. Hist, of Wales), whom he succ. as 3rd Bart.
1678, and m. Mary dau. and heir of Joseph Alston of Netherhall, Suffolk.
He took an active part in the measures for restoring Charles H. in 1660,
subscribing jQ^oo towards that loyal object, and got together a body of
60 Horse when the King was expected. He was nom. a Knight of the
Royal Oak for Flintshire 1660, (his estate being put down at ^3000 a
year), received the honour of Knighthood 9 Aug. 1660, sat for Flint Jan.
to April 1659, Evesham 1669-79, Flintshire 7 to 28 March 1681,
Flint 1685-7, and 1689-90, app. a Commr. of the Navy (;^5oo a year)
8 Nov. 1672 and seemingly held that post till 17 April 1686. He was
app. Keeper of the Game in the Crown Lordships of North Wales by
Charles H., and held that post in 1681, and was Col. of the troop of
Horse Militia in co. Flint which was ''called out" July 1666, and still
held that command in 1684. In the Seasonable Argument for a New
Parliament, 1677, he is described as : "a prodigal Gentleman of the
Horse to the Master of the Horse, a Commr. of Excise in Ireland, and
a Troop of Horse in Ireland, ^^2,000 given him in money." Sir John's
name appears in the list of J.P.'s for co. Flint in 1680, and as a Commr.
of Taxes for that county in 1689. He was Col. of the nth or N.
Devon regt. of foot Dec. 1 688-1 701, ani took his regt. into action at the
Battle of the Boyne 1690. He was M.P. for Carlingford io the Irish
Parliament 1695-9, and d. s.p. 1701. Burke styles him a Major-General,
but this is an error.



148 Members for Evrsham.

1670. Feb. 22. Sir James Rushout Bart, (see Co. i68g), vice
Sandys dec.

1679. Feb. 4. Sir James Rushout.
Henry Parker.

Of Honnington, co. Warwick, only son of Henry Parker of
London, b. 1639, m. Margaret dau. of Rt. Rev. Alexander Hyde, Bishop
of Salisbury, was styled Recorder of Evesham in the Returns of 1679
and 1689, app. so "for life" by the new charter granted to Evesham
12 June 1684, but was deprived of the office by the next charter 12 Sept.
1688. He was J.P. Evesham in 1682, M.P. 1679-81, 1685-7, 1689-90,
1695-1700, Aylesbury Nov. 1704-5, succ. his uncle Aid. Sir Hugh P. of
London by special remainder as 2nd Bart. 5 March 1697, presented to
Tredington 24 Oct. 1701, and d. 25 Oct. 1713, aged 74. He bought
the Crown lease of Tredington manor from Mr. Sheldon of Beoly, and
had a lawsuit over it with Bishop Stillingfleet of Worcester, which
terminated in the House of Lords 10 March 1704. In 1710 Bishop
Lloyd granted a lease of the manor to Sir Henry for 3 lives. His grand-
son was the celebrated Vice-Admiral Sir Hyde Parker 4th Bt., who was
lost at sea in 1782.

1679. A"g- '6- The same.
168 1. Feb. 17. Sir James Rushout.
Edward Rudge.

Youngest son of William Rudge, Mayor of Evesham 1661, 1675,
was bapt. at All Saints, Evesham, 22 May 1630, m. Susanna 2nd dau.
of Sir John Dethick Knt., of London, and having amassed a fortune as
a London merchant, purchased the manor and site of the monastery and
abbey lands of Evesham in 1664, was M.P. Evesham Feb. to March
168 1, 1690-5, and d. Oct. 1696.

1685. March 17. Henry Parker. T.

Sir John Mathews Knt. T.

Sir John was a London merchant, who was Knighted 17 April
1677, ai)]j. Alderman of Evesham by the new charter 12 June 1684, was
Mayor 1685, and M.P. 1685-7, and 1689-90. (Probably son of William
Mathews, Mayor of Evesham 1662).

1689. Jan. 9. The same.

1690. Feb. 27. Sir James Rushout. W.

Edward Rudge. W.



Members for Evesham. 149

1695. Nov. 2. Sir James Rushout. —

Henry Parker. —

Sir Rushout Cullen Bt. —

Sir Rushout Cullen 3rd Bart, petitioned against Mr. Parker's
return 9 Dec. 1695 t)ut did not proceed with it. He was the 2nd son
of the M.P. 1661, sat for co. Cambridge Dec. 1697-1710, and d. 1730,
when the title expired.

1698. March I r. John Rudge. W. —
Col. Windsor. T. — ■

As to Col. the Hon. Thomas Windsor see Droitwich 1685.
John Rudge of Evesham Abbey, eldest son of the M.P. 1681, b. at
Tottenham 15 Oct. 1660, m. 1698 Susanna dau. of John Letten, of
London, was a merchant in Mark Lane, a Director of the Bank of
England 1699, and April 1731-40, Dep. Gov. of the South Sea Co.,
Mayor of Evesham 169 1, M.P. Evesham March 1698 to Nov. 1701, and
1702-34 (? defeated 1734), and d. 22 May 1740. He purchased in
1717 (jointly with John Hopkins), the Lordship of Braybrook, co.
Northants, and bought an estate at Farmborough, co. Warwick in 1725.

1698. July 29. Sir Henry Parker Bt. T. —

John Rudge. W. —

Hon. Col. T. Windsor. T. —

1701. Jan. 16. Sir James Rushout Bt. W. —
John Rudge.^ VV. —

Sir James was eldest surviving son of the M.P. 1670, whom he
succ as 2nd Bart. Feb. 1698, m. Arabella dau. of Sir Thomas Vernon
Knt. of London, sat for Evesham 1701-2, presented to Swell Upper, co.
Glouc. 1703, and d. in. 1705.

1 701. Nov. 26. Sir James Rushout. W.

Hugh Parker. T.

Eldest son of the M.P. 1679, b. 1673, matric. Magd. Coll. Oxon.
10 Jan. 1690, aged 16, ent. Inner Temple 1690, m. Anne eldest dau.
and co-heir of Rt. Hon. John Smith M.P., of Tudworth, Hants,
(Speaker 1702-8, and Chancellor of the Exchequer 1699-1701 and
1708-10), sat for Evesham 1 701-8, and d.v.p. 2 Feb. 1712. His widow
re-m. to Michael loth Earl of Clanricarde.

1702. July 22. Hugh Parker. T.

John Rudge. W.

1705. May 15. The same.



T50 Members for Evesham.

1708. May II. Sir E. Goodere. T. —

John Rudge. W. —

John Deacle. W. —

The defeated candidate John Deacle was a native of Evesham,
who by his industry made his fortune as a woollen draper in London.
By his will he founded the Free School at Evesham. He d. 20 Sept.
1709.

Sir Edward Goodere Knt. and Bart., of Burghope, co. Hereford,
elder son of John G. (see Williams^ Herefordshire Members), was b. in
India 1657, m. at Bodenham 1679 Eleanor only child and heir of Sir
Edward Dinely Knt., of Charlton, co. Wore, and was made a Bart. 5
Dec. 1707. He was app. an Alderman of Evesham by the charter of
12 Sept. 1688, and re-elected so 22 June 1705, was possessed of ;i^3ooo
a year inlands in cos. Worcester and Hereford, sat for Evesham 1 70S- 15,
when defeated, and for co. Hereford 1722-7, and d. at Burghope 29
March 1739. His elder son and successor Sir John Dinely G. was
murdered at Bristol 17 Jan. 1741, by order of his own brother Capt.
Samuel Goodere R.N. (hitherto a distinguished Naval Officer), who-
thus became the 3rd Bart, but was executed for his crime i^ April 1741.
(See the account of the tragedy in Gent. Mag.) The murderer left two
sons, the 4th and 5 th Baronets, of whom the elder died a lunatic in
March 1761, and the younger son also died unmarried, when the title
become extinct.

1710. Oct. 14. The same, re-el. 31 Aug. 1713..

17 15. Jan. 26. John Rudge. W. —

John Deacle. W. —

Sir E. Goodere. T. —

John Deacle, of Wingrove, Bucks, (nephew of the defeated
candidate 1708), was elected both for Aylesbury and Evesham 1715,
but preferred to sit for the latter, till 1722, when lie was defeated. He
d. 25 or 29 Oct. 1723, (M.I. Bengeworth Church).

1722. March 24. John Rudge. W. —

Sir J. Rushout. W. —
John Deacle. W. —

Sir John Rushout, of North wick Park, younger son of Sir James
R. I St Bt. (see County 1689), was b. 1684, succ. his nephew Sir
James (only son of the M.P. 1701), as 4th Bt. 21 Sept. 171 1. and m.
16 Oct. 1729 Lady Anne Compton, 4lh dau. of George 4ih Earl of
Northampton. He was a Whig, but look a prominent part in op|)Osition
to Walpole, voted agauist the Hessian troops 1730, the Excise Bill
^733> ^^^ Septennial Act 1734, and acted as 'I'eller against the



Members for Evesham. 151

Convention 1739, held office as a Lord of the Treasury (^1600 a year)
Feb. 1742-3, and as Treasurer of the Navy Dec. 1743 to Dec. 1744,
and was added to the Privy Council 19 Jan. 1744. Sir John was adm.
an Hon. Freeman of Worcester 17 17, elected High Steward of
Malmesbury June 1743, and gave ;^5oo towards building the Worcester
Infirmary 1744. He sat for Malmesbury April 17 13 to Dec 1722,
when he was uns. on petition, and being chosen both for Malmesbury
and Evesham March 1722, sat for Evesham till 1768, (quaere if he was
not then the " Father of the House of Commons "). He died 2 March
1775- Sir John was Second to Lord Hervey in his duel with William
Pulteney (afterwards Earl of Bath), in St. James' Park 25 Jan. 1731.
Horace Walpole described him as " short and choleric," and relates a
successful encounter which he had with Sir Fletcher Norton. Dr. Nash
said of him that "at 91 his memory, good humour and politeness were
then in their full bloom ; old age which in general is not to be wished
for, seemed in him rather an ornament than a burden."

1727. Aug. 22, John Rudge. W. 411.

Sir J. Rushout. W. 390.
Williarn Taylor. W. 383.

1734. April 30. Sir J. Rushout. W. 114.

William Taylor. W. 114.
Edward Rudge. W. 68.

The two former were returned. Rushout and Taylor, though
Whigs, were in opposition to Walpole. It is somewhat doubtful whether
the defeated candidate was Edward or John Rudge.

William Taylor was second son of Rev. Francis Taylor D.D. of
South Littleton, b. 1697, bar. at law Inner Temple 13 Nov. 1724, was
Recorder of Evesham, adm. an Hon. Freeman of Worcester 1729,
elected High Steward of the Corporation of Chipping Campden, co.
Glouc. March 1732, built a mansion at Middle Hill, Broadway, 1724,
voted against the Convention 1739, unsucc. cont. Evesham 1727, but
rep. it 1734 till his death s.p. 15 April 1741, aged 44. (M.I. Broadway).
Thomas Taylor was Mayor of Evesham 1736.

1 741. May 7. Sir J. Rushout. W.
Edward Rudge. W.

Of Wheatfield, Oxon., only son of the M.P. 1698, b. 22 Oct.
1703, m. 8 April 1729 Elizabeth dau. and co-heir of Matthew Howard,
of Hackney,' sat for Aylesbury Feb. 1728-34, and Evesham 1741-54
and April 1756-61, defeated there (? 1734 and) 1754, was F.R.S., and
d.s.p. 6 June 1763. Of his sisters, Susannah, the elder, m. Sir Wm.
Stanhope K.B. 2nd son of Philip Earl of Chesterfield, and Elizabeth m.
Welbore Ellis, Lord Mendip.



152 Members for Evesham.

1742. Feb. 24. Sir J. Rushout, re-el. on accepting office as a
Lord of the Treasury,

1743. Dec. 28. Sir J. Rushout, re-el. on being made Treasurer
of the Navy.

1747. July I. Sir J. Rushout.
Edward Rudge.

1754. April 15. Sir J. Rushout. 395.
John Porter. 340.

Edward Rudge. 229.

John Porter was a Citizen and Salter of London, and elected
Alderman of Lime-street Ward by a considerable majority 6 Aug. 1752.
He was nominated one of the Sheriffs of London and Middlesex 23 July
but was defeated on a poll 30 July 1755. He sat for Evesham 1754 till
his death 11 April 1756. His brother, Sir James Porter Knt., was
b. in Dublin 17 10, and was Ambassador to Turkey Sept. 1746 to
May 1761, and Minister at Brussels May 1763-5. Their father,
La Roche, Captain of a troop of horse under James IL, took the name
of Porter.

1756. April 23. Edward Rudge, vice Porter dec.

1 761. April 2. Sir John Rushout. W. — .

John Rushout W. —

William Baylies. T. — .

Thomas Cookes T. —

Father and son. Dr. Baylies pet. against Mr. Rushout Nov.
1761, but afterwards withdrew it. Thomas Cookes was a wealthy
attorney at Evesham, and nephew to Sir Wm. Cookes Bt. William
Baylies M.D. was the son of an Evesham apothecary, and married Mr.
Cookes' daughter. He afterwards practised abroad, at Dresden, and in
1774 Frederick the (keat hearing of his great skill sent for him to reside
at Berlin, and he became Physician and Privy Councillor to that
Monarch.

John Rushout, of Northwick Park, Campden, co. Glouc, and
Burford House, Tenbury, only son of Sir John (see 1722), whom he
succ. as 5th Bart. 2 March 1775, was b. 23 July 1739, matric. Ch. Ch.
Oxon., 20 Oct. 1756, nom. a Dep. Lieut, co. Wore. 3 Feb. 1763, and


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