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The parliamentary history of the county of Worcester : including the city of Worcester, and the boroughs of Bewdly, Droitwich, Dudley, Evesham, Kidderminster, Bromsgrove and Pershore, from the earliest times to the present day, 1213-1897 ; with biographical and genealogical notices of the members online

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Edward Pitt.
Nicholas Lechmere.
John Bridges.
Talbot Badger.

(5 Members,) All were supporters of Parliament at the time.
Sir Thomas Rous, of Rouse Lcnch, son of the M.P. 1626, matric.
Bras. Coll. Oxon., 20 Oct. 1626, aged 18, B A. from Corpus Christi
Coll., 31 Jan. 1628, ent. Middle Temple 1628, m. (i) Jane dau. of
Sir John Ferrers, of Taniworth Castle, (2) Frances (wiio d. 20 June
1667, aged 28), dau. of David Murray, and (3) Anne — (who died
1667 ?) He was made a Baronet 23 July 1641, ordered by the House



Members for Worcestershire. 47

of Commons to be added to the Committee for co. Wore. 20 Feb. 1645,
H.S. 1648, an Assessment Commr. 1656, Custos Rotulorum 1656,
J. P. 10 July 1660, M.P. CO. Wore. 1654-5, 1656-8, Evesham April
to Dec. 1660, presented to Rouse Lench 3 July 1663, 6 Aug. 1666, and
d. 26 May 1676, aged 67. (M.I. Rouse Lench.)

Edward Pytt, of Kyre, eldest son of Sir James Pytt Knt., was b.
1606, m. Eliz. dau. of Sir Samuel Sandys, of Ombersley, (see 1609), sat
for CO. Wore. 1654-5, 1656-8, Bewdley Jan. to April 16^9, Leominster
April to Dec. 1660, H.S. co. Wore. 1633, J. P. 10 July 1660, a Commr.
for disbanding and paying off the forces in co. Wore. 1660, and for
raising money for the King there 1661, and d. at Kyre, 3 Nov. 1672,
aged 66. From the following references it appears that Mr. Pytt was a
royalist at heart, although like many others, circumstances forced him
to hold ofifice under the Commonwealth. The House of Commons
ordered his Plate to be sold, 22 May 1643, (Commons Journal), yet he
was a Sequestration Commr. for co. Wore, in 1643 and 1647, and was
app. an Assessment Commr. 1656. On 22 July 1652 " Edw. Pytts begs
discharge on the Act of Pardon. Was questioned in 1648 before the
Committee for Sequestrations, and by them discharged. Was never
sequestered, but in Feb. 1652 was questioned by the County Committee
of Hereford. 22 July, the County Committee to certify if his estate was
sequestered i Dec. 165 1 ; if not, he is to be discharged." Deposition
of Miles Hill, 12 Aug. 1654, "that one Edw. Pitt of Kyre, M.P. said
publicly at Weobley that he would be hanged before he would be
subject to any instrument in Parliament when the people had chosen
him for their liberties, and he believed that instrument (the Lord
Protector) would come to nothing."

Nicholas Lechmere, 3rd but eldest surviving son of Edmund L.,
of Hanley Castle, by Margaret, dau. of Sir Nicholas Overbury, of
Bourton on the Hill, co. Gloucester (see Williams' Gloucestershire
Members), was b. Sept. 16 13, educ. at Glouc, matric. Wadham
Coll. Oxon., 28 Jan. 1631, aged 17, scholar 1631, B.A, 14 Feb. 1634
ent. Middle Temple Oct. 1634, called to the bar in 1641, Bencher
1655^ Lent Reader 1669, M.P. Bewdley, July 1648-53, co. Wore.
1654-5, 1656-8, Jan. to April 1659, a Rumper 1659, an Assessment
Commr. 1644, 1656. He was present as one of the Pari. Committee
for CO. Wore, at the siege and surrender of Worcester, June and July
1646, app. a Militia Commr. for co. Wore, a member of the special
Commission to try Welsh insurgents June 165 1, added by Pari, to the
High Court of Justice 25 June 165 1, Attorney General of the Duchy oi
Lancaster 1654-60, licensed to practise within the bar in all the Courts
at Westminster 15 July 1655, which license was renewed by Richard
Cromwell 23 Oct. 1658, walked in the procession at Oliver Cromwells
funeral as Att. Gen. of the Duchy to which office he was re-app.
two days before the dissolution of the Rump, April 1659, but in 1660
applied to the King while still at Bruxelles and received a full pardon,



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for the sum of ;^20o. He m. 1642 Penelope 4th dau. of Sir Edwin
Sandys Knt., of Northbourne, Kent, and niece of the M.P. 1609,
became Serjeant at law i May 1689, Knighted 31 Oct. 1689, a iKiron
of the Exchequer 4 May 1689 till he res. 23 June tyoc, was one of the
founders of Greenwich Hospital, and d. at Hanley Castle 30 April 1701,
aged 87.

Col. John Bridges, of Alcester and Harcourt Hill, co. Warwick,
was an active soldier of the Parliament. He conveyed ammunition
into Gloucester when besieged by the royalists April 1644, and took
part in the siege of W^orcester under Col. Edward Whalley, and was a
Pari. Commr. to receive its surrender July 1646. On 11 May 1644
the Commons ordered John Bridges, Major of Fcot, to be added to the
Committee of co. Wore, and on 30 March 1645 .?'ive him a vote of
thanks " for his great services," app. him Governor of Warwick Castle
and Town 12 May 1645, ^^'^ made him Colonel of Boseville's regiment
of foot 24 June 1645. As Gov. of Warwick Castle, which post he held
in Nov. 1644, he exercised great military authority in that and the
adjoining counties. He was ordered to return his forces into winter
quarters 25 Nov. 1646, and was "continued" as Gov. of Warwick
Castle 25 March 1647, ^"<i still held the place in 1649, and afterwards
served in Ireland. The Council of State made out a warrant to him
30 April 1650 to deliver two iron demi-culverins, lying useless at Lord
Brooke's house in Holborn, to Col. Thomas Fitch, Gov. of Carlisle,
On 22 May 1655 he "begs discharge of mills and 12 acres in Kidder-
minster, bought of Mary Lady Blount. Has served Paul faithfully and
is now in service in Ireland. Was e.xecutor to Francis Greville late
Lord Brooke ('fanatic Brooke' killed in storming Lichfield 1643), and
himself discharged from his assessment i May 1644, having done good
service as Governor, and paid an assessment in the county." 7 April
1657, " Petition of Col. John Bridges, Gov. of Kilmalloch, and a
debenture for arrears for personal service, on an account stated by the
Committee sitting at Worcester House, referred to the Irish Committee
to report." 21 March 1660, "Warrant to pay him ^100 for his
expenses in Ireland where he is going on special service." Information
was laid against him 22 Aug. 1649 tliat he had captured and concealed
25 waggons, many laden with plate and other treasure, belonging to the
late King, and the memory of this lasted for several years. In June
1660 Sir Joseph WagstafTe petitioned the King "that Col. John Bridges
late Gov. of Warwick Castle, who detains _^"5o,ooo worth of the late
King's money and goods, may be excepted out of the Act of Oblivion;"
and the same month Charles Talbot laid information against him and
others "for seizing the late King's carriages about the lime of the
Battles of Naseby and Edgehill." On 17 Aug. 1663 Lord Ashley
reports that Bridges was " acquitted on a suit brought against him for
detaining plate and household goods of the late King, but Capt. John
Strode (Gov. of Dover Castle), thinks he can convict him. Lord Ashley
advises him that Strode may be encouraged by a grant of the King's



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moiety of what is discovered." 21 Aug. 1663, Warrant for a grant to
Capt. Strode for a •' moiety of what is taken and unaccounted for, and
not pardoned by the Act of Indemnity." Col. Bridges soon after 1648
bought Hurcolt near Kidderminster, from the well-known John Evelyn
for ^'3,400, and about 1670 sold the patronage of the Church to
Thomas Foley (see 1659). Col. Bridges was the eldest son of John B ,
of Alcester, co. Warwick, and Hackney, barrister at law, (by Elizabeth
Holyoake,) and was b. i6io, and m. 1635 Mary dau. of Bartholomew
Beale, of Walton, Salop. He was added to the Committee for dealing
with Scandalous and Malignant Ministers in co. Wore, 24 Sept. 1652,
and sat for co. Wore. 1654-5, and for co. Sligo and Roscommon
1656-8. His brother Brooke Bridges, Commr. of forfeited estates in
Ireland, died 1700. Their great grandfather John Bridges, who was of
an Irish family, settled at South Littleton, co. Wore. 1558, and subse-
quently purchased the Alcester estate. Col. Bridges' grandson was made
a Baronet 17 18, and the 5th Bart, was created Lord Fitz Walter 1868,
which title expired 1875.

Talbot Badger, of Poole House, Hanley, son of John B. of that
place, matric. Lincoln Coll. Oxon., 5 April 1639, aged 17, was a Pari,
man, xM.P. co. Wore. 1654-5, and app. an Assessment Ccmmr. 1656.
" By his holy and humble life he exercised much influence for good on
his neighbours." Perhaps brother to Roland Badger, of Hanley Castle,
who on 19 Jan. 1654 " begs to contract for two thirds of his estate on
the late Recusants' Act. 1 1 Jan. 1655, complains of his sequestration
for Recusancy on a bare suspicion, having lived quietly all the late
troubles." Jane dau. and heir of Talbot Badger m. Anthony Young,
of Henley, to whom she carried Pool House. Sir Thomas Badger Knt.
was M.P. Stockbridge 1625, 1626, and Lostwithiel March 1628-9.

1656 Aug. James Berry.

Sir Thomas Rous.
Edward Pitt.
Nicholas Lechmere.
John Nanfan.

(5 Members.) Major General Berry, who was a friend of Richard
Baxter, and appears to have been a man of some principle, was a clerk
in some ironworks in Salop, at the outbreak of the Civil War in 1642,
but joining the parliamentary forces, distinguished himself as an active
soldier, and speedily attained to great power in the army, was Captain
Lieutenant under Oliver Cromwell at the battle of Gainsborough 28 July
1643, distinguished himself at the battle of Preston, chosen by the
army President of the Council of Adjustors in the disputes between the
Army and the Parliament in 1647, ^^'^ ^PP- to suppress an intended
rising in Nottinghamshire 1655, and made one of the 12 Major
Generals instituted by Cromwell March 1655, and placed in command of
cos. Monmouth, Hereford, Salop, and N. and S. Wales, but whose almost







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despotic powers were greatly abridged by the Protector's measures
Dec. 1656, little but the title being retained. He was elected M.P. for
cos. Mon., Hereford, and Worcester 1656, but choosing the latter,
represented it till made one of the Protector's House of Lords as Lord
Berry 10 Dec. 1657, was app. one of the sub-committee on the business
of the Fens 28 June 1653, served upon numerous committees, and was
app. an Assessment Commr. for the county and city of Worcester 1656,
being then an Alderman of Worcester. He joined the cabal against
Richard Cromwell 1659, was added to the Council of State by order of
Parliament 9 May 1659, app. one of the Council of State ordered to
exist from 17 May to i Dec. 1659, was a member of the Committee of
Safety and for the nomination of Officers July to Oct. 1659, (attended 1 1
meetings out of 16 in July), was one of the Committee for Dunkirk Sept.
and Oct. 1659, one of the Pari. Couimrs. for governing Ireland 1659,
and app. by the Army a Commr. for the same purpose Jan. 1660. He
was cashiered with the other Generals by Pari. 12 Oct. 1659, but on the
army gaining the upper hand, was nominated by the army 28 Oct. 1659
one of the Council of Ten to constitute the Committee of Safety and
for nominating Officers. Being with other officers suspected of designs
against the Council, he was ordered by them " to repair to his house"
9 Jan. 1660, and they further ordered 14 Jan. "that he be secured for
disobeying." He was attainted at the restoration, and being regarded
as too dangerous a foe to be left at liberty, remained under restraint for
years in one prison or another. A warrant issued to the lieutenant of
the Tower " to receive Col. Berry into his custody, and keep him close
prisoner," 18 May 1662, and on 25 July another warrant issued to
the Gov. of Scarborough Castle, Sir Jordan Crosland, " to receive
Col. Berry into custody for treasonable designs," and he was so received
30 Aug. 1662. Secretary Nicholas wrote to Sir Jordan, 14 April 1664,
requesting that Col. Berry " be allowed so much liberty as may conduce
to the benefit of his health," and in Oct. 1667, Berry who was then the
only prisoner in the Castle, addressed a letter to the Governor, saying
that he " hoped after nearly 8 years imprisonment and damage suffered
in his estate, that he might have had liberty without making any tacit
acknowledgment of guilt, or having any character put upon him. Has
been passive in his sufferings hitherto, and shall endeavour to continne
to do so, and not trouble him any further." Whether he continued a
prisoner until his death is uncertain, but his friend Baxter in his Auto-
biography relates that on being released, " he became a gardener, and
lived in a safer state than in all his greater." Another authority
identifies him as second in command at Newton Butler in Ireland in
1689, and gives his death as taking place 9 May 1691, but this appears
very improbable. (Diet. Nat. Biog.)

John Nanfan, of Birts Morton, eldest son of William N., of that
place, m. Mary dau of Edward Fleet alias Walsgrave, of Worcester,
was app. an Assessment Commr. for co. Wore. 1656, J. P. 10 July 1660,



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M.P. 1656, hut Cromwell would not let him take his seat so he returned
to the country, unsucc. cont. the County 1659, and the City of Worcester
1661, presented to Birts Morton 1661, Pendoc 14 Aug. 1661 and 20
June 1668, and d. about 1677. On 28 June 1650 John Nanfan and
three others, trustees of Sir Edward Golding, of Colston Bassett, Notts,
and Eye, Suffolk, recusant, begged discharge from sequestration of
Colston Bassett manor and other lands settled on them 8 Charles I. for
21 years for payment of debts.

1659. Jan. Nicholas Lechmere. —

Thomas Foley. —

John Talbot. —

John Nanfan. —

Lechmere and Foley, standing together, spent jQ(i\\ on this
election.

Thomas Foley, of Great Witley, the first of his family to sit in
Parliament, was the eldest son by his 2nd wife of Richard Foley, of
Stourbridge, iron manufacturer (who d. 6 July 1657, aged 77), and was
b. 3 Dec- 1617. He actively pursued the iron industry of his native
place, and thereby amassed a large fortune (^5,000 a year), and became
a great landed proprietor and patron of several livings. He m. Anne,
dau. and heir of John Browne, of Spelmonden, Kent, sat for co. Wor-
cester Jan. to April 1659, and Bewdley April to Dec. 1660, was H.S.
CO. Wore. 1655, "674, app. an Assessment Commr. 1656, presented to
Witley 22 Feb. 1661, Sheldesley Walsh 25 June 1661, Old Swinford 17
May 1673, 22 May 1676, and d. at Witley (M.I.) i Oct. 1677, aged 59.
He and Col. John Bridges (see 1654) presented to the Rump in 1659 a
petition from Richard Baxter in favour of tithes and the ministry. Mr.
Foley (said Baxter) was "a truly honest and religious man, who bought
the advov^son of Kidderminster." He founded a Hospital or Alms-
house at Old Swinford 1667, endowing it with land producing ^600 a
year, and in 1889 this endowment had increased to ;^5,5oo. a year.

1660. April II. Henry Bromley.
John Talbot.

Henry Bromley, of Holt Castle, 3rd, but eldest surviving son of
Henry B., who d. 1652 (son of Sir Henry who was son of the M.P.
1593), was b. 1632, matric. Ch. Ch., Oxon, 27 Nov. 1650, ent. Inner
Temple Nov. 1653, m. 16 May 1654, Mercy, dau. of Edmund Pytts, of
Kyre, was M.P. co. Wore. April to Dec. 1660, an Assessment Commr.
1656, J. P. 10 July 1660, a Knight of the Royal Oak 1660, (his estate
worth ;,< 1,000 a year), presented to Holt 27 Aug. 1663, and d. 30 Sept.
1670, aged 38. (M.I. Holt).

John Talbot, of Lacock, Wilts, and Salwarp, was the eldest son
of Sherrington Talbot, of those places, (a Knight of the Royal Oak



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1660.) He m. Elizabeth, eldest dau. of Sir John Keyt, sat for co. Wore.
(where he failed 1659), April to Dec. 1660, Knaresborough 1661-79,
Chippenham Feb. to July 1679, Ludgershall Feb. to March 1681,
Devizes 1685-7, Knighted 6 June 1660, made Ensign of a company of
Foot under — Gray 26 Jan. 1661, Capt. of a company of H.M.'s Own
Regt. of Foot Guards Feb. 1661-72, Lt.-Col. of the Barbadoes regt. of
Dragoons 30 March 1672-4 when it was disbanded. Col. of a regt. of
Dragoons 22 Feb. 1678-9 (when disbanded), Capt. of an Independent
Troop of Horse raised at Hounslow 18 June 1685, and on its incorpora-
tion with the Earl of Peterborough's regt. of Horse he became Lt.-Col.
thereof 24 July 1685, Col. of Horse 21 Sept. 1685, was encamped with
the army on Hounslow Heath 30 June 1686, Col. of the Queen
Dowager's regt. of Horse 29 Jan. 1687, but res. his command 20 Dec.
1688. (Daltoii's Army Lists). Sir John was made J. P. co. Wore.
10 July 1660, adm. an Hon. Freeman of Worcester 1683, was second
to his kinsman Francis nth Earl of Shrewsbury in the duel with George
Duke of Buckingham 1667, (when the Earl was killed), and died at a
great age in Feb. 17 14.

i66i. April 10. Sir John Packington Bt. (see 1640).
Samuel Sandys sen.

Eldest son of Sir Edwin Sandys of Ombersley who d. 1623, and
grandson of the M.P. 1609, born 1615, m. (i) Mary (living in 1646)
only dau. of Dr. Hugh Barker, Dean of the Arches, (2) Eliz. widow of
Col. Henry Washington, (Gov. of Worcester 1646), and only sister of
his colleague Sir John Pakington, was M.P. Droitwich March to May
1640 and Oct. 1640 till disabled to sit for his loyalty Aug. 1642,
CO. Wore. 1661-81, Droitwich April to Dec. 1660 and Feb. to March
1 68 1, adm. an Honorary Freeman of Worcester 1643, presented to
Ombersley 11 May 1644, nom. a Knight of the Royal Oak 1660, (his
estate worth _^i,ooo a year), signed the County address to the King of
peace and forgiveness to the Roundheads 8 May 1660, J. P. co. Wore.
10 July 1660, and d. 1685, being then a burgess of Droitwich.
Col. Sandys was a famous cavalier and saw much service in
the Civil War. He marched with the Earl of Bristol's forces to Brent-
ford 1642, commanded a troop of Horse at the Battles of Wickfield
and Edgehill 1642, and being commissioned by the King to command
the Horse of co. Wore, and app. Governor of Evesham and
Hartlebury Castle 21 July 1642, he raised a regt. of infantry and a regt. of
cavalry without the least charge to the King, and ke|)t them in constant
pay until the end of the war. He was Lieut.-Gov. of Worcester under
Prince Maurice in 1644, and General of H.M.'s Dominions of Wales,
and was taken prisoner at Worcester 19 July 1646. On i June 1646
he "compounds for delinquency, being a Colonel under the King and
sometimes Gov. of Worcester, both of which offices he voluntarily left,"
and on 13 June was fined /,2,o9o, of which he paid ;^i,445. " ^y
these sacrifices however the greater part of his estate was spent, and at



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the Restoration the only compensative allowed him was ^6,000 out of
the Excise of Devonshire." (Burke's Peerage). The Seasonable Argu-
ment/or a New Pafliament 1677, on the other hand, says that "a
Boon was given him in the Excise which he sold for ^135,000." He
was assessed at ;^'8oo on 17 Dec. 1646, and his estate ordered to be
sequestered for non-payment thereof 8 March 1648, but owing to his
remonstrances he was ordered 10 May to produce a catalogue of his
debts, and " if they reach ^^30,000 his assessment to be discharged.
21 June 1648, his assessment discharged, it appearing by his particulars
that he is ^25,000 in debt." In the Bewdley Warden's Accounts for
1643, appears this item — " Pd. for a quart of sack and quart of Claret
for Col. Sandes— -2S. 8d."

1679. Feb. 19. Samuel Sandys.
Thomas Foley.

Mr. Foley was of Witley Court, eldest son of Thomas F. (see
1659), ent. Inner Temple Nov. 1657, m. Eliz., dau. of Edward Ashe,
of Heytesbury, Wilts, presented to Kidderminster 18 Oct. 1677, Great
Sheldersley 23 May 1682, Pedmore 24 Feb. 1686, 5 March 1699, sat
for CO. Wore. 1679-81, 1689-98, and for Droitwich Jan. 1699 till his
death Feb. 1701.

1679. Sept. 3. The same.

1681. Feb. 16. Thomas Foley.
Bridges Nanfan.

Of Birts Morton, son and heir of John N. (see 1656), born 1623,
matric. Ball. Coll. Oxon. 15 May 1640, aged 16, ent. Inner Temple
Nov. 1647, m. Catherine, dau. and co-heir of Sir George Hastings Knt.
(brother to Henry, Earl of Huntingdon), sat for co. Wore. 16 Feb. to
28 March 1681 (when this short Pari, was dissolved), and for Worcester
1685-7, presented to Birts Morton 22 Dec. 1703, and d. 4 June 1704,
aged 81. On 2 May 165 1 he " begs to compound for delinquency in
the first war, not being sequestered but discovered by Lady Moore," and
on 22 July was fined at one-sixth, ;^8o.

1685. April 8. Sir John Packington Bart. T.
James Pytts. T.

Sir John Pakington, of Westwood, eldest son of the M.P. 1640,
whom he succ. as 3rd Bart. 13 Jan. 1681, matric. Ch. Ch. Oxon. 3 May
1662, aged 13, was licensed 30 Nov. 1668 to marry Margaret, dau. of
Sir John Keyt Bart., of Iberton, co. Glouc , was a burgess of Droitwich
in 1683, M.P. CO. Wore. 1685-7, lived a retired life, and was buried 28
March 1688.

James Pytts of Netherwood, Ivington, and Kynnersley Castle,
CO. Hereford and Kyre Park, was the only surviving son of Edward P.



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(see 1654), b. 1632, m. (i) Lucy dan. and co-heir of Wm. Smallman
M.P., of Kynnersley Castle, (see Williavis' Herefordshire Members), and
(2) Anne (who d. 171 4), eldest dau. of Sir John Fettiplace 1st Bt. of
Childrey, Berks. He sat for Weobley April to Sept. 1660, when
unseated on petition, Leominster Feb. to July 1679, co. Wore. 1685-7,
was app. an Assessment Coramr. for co. Hereford 1656, a Commr. for
disbanding and paying off the forces there 1660, and for raising
;^'"i,i66 13s. 4d. for the King there 1661, and d.s.p., having made his
will 1685. In 1658 Edward Pytt of Keere, James Pytt and Lucy his
wife, sold Kynnersley Castle to Sir Thomas Morgan Bt. for ^"5,700.
Mrs. Anne Pytts survived her husband 30 years, and was conspicuous
for piety and benevolence. She founded and endowed almshouses at
Kyre for poor widows, with allowance for a chaplain, and a free school
at Swinbrook, Oxon. for the education of poor children, with an allow-
ance to the schoolmaster for ever.

1689. Jan. 15. Sir James Rushout Bart. W.

Thomas Foley. W.

Sir James Rushout of Maylards in Havering, Essex, son of John
R. a native of France who settled in England temp. Charles L, was
b. 22 March 1644, matric. Ch. Ch. O.xon. 5 Dec. 1660, aged 16,
created M.A. 12 Sept. 1661, m. Alice dau. and heir of Edward Pitt of
Harrow on the Hill, and widow of Edward 2nd son of Sir Geoffrey
Palmer ist Bart. Attorney General, was created a Baronet 17 July 1661,
M.P. Evesham Feb. 1670-81, and 1690-8, co. Wore. 1689-90, presented
to Swell Upper, co. Glouc. 1697, app. Ambassador Extraordinary to the
Grand Seigneur of Turkey May 1697, and died Feb. 1698, (bur. at
Northwick), " just as he was going to set out for Turkey."

1690. March 5. Sir John Packington Bart. T.

Thomas Foley. W^

Sir John Pakington of West wood, eldest son of the NLP.
1685, whom he succ. as 4th Bart. March 1688, was b. 16 March
1 67 1, matric. St. John's Coll. O.xon. 11 Oct. 1688, aged 17,
m. (1) Frances dau of Sir Henry Parker Bt. of Hunnington,
CO. Warwick, (see Evesham 1679), and (2) was licensed 26 Aug.
1700 to marry Hester, dau. and heir of Sir Herbert Perrott Knt.,
M.P., of Haroldston, co. Pembroke, (see IVtI/iams' Pur/. Hist, of
Wales). Sir John who also unsucc. cont. and pet. at Droitwich 1690, was
chosen for co. Wore, at the age of 19 in 1690, and sat till 1(^95, and
again, in spite of the powerful opposition brought agamst him, 1698-
1727, and died (four weeks after the dissolution of l*arl.) 13 .Aug. 1727,
and was bur. at Hampton Lovctt. Ho was a strenuous asscrtor of the
rights and liberties of the country, and on 18 Nov 1702 complained to
the House of Commons that William Lloyd, Bishop of Worcester, and
his son had interfered in the election for the county of Worcester in



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1702, by sending threatening letters to the clergy and freeholders, and
aspersing his conduct in Parliament. The House, after hearing evidence,
resolved that the Bishop and his son were guilty of a breach of privilege,
and ordered the Attorney General to prosecute the son, while upon their
humble address, the Queen removed the Bishop from being her Almoner.
Bishop Lyttelton said that Sir John had a secret pension of ;^5oo a
year, charged upon the Salt Office. He presented to Hampton Lovet
4 May 1699.

1695. Nov. 6. Thomas Foley. W.
Edwyn Sandys. W.

Eldest son of Samuel Sandys, of Ombersley (see Droitwich
1660), and grandson of the M.P. 1661, b. 1649, became Cornet of Sir
Henry Wroth's Troop of the regt. of Horse Guards 13 June 1664,
Lieut, to Sir Henry Jones in the Earl of Oxford's regt. 9 Sept. 1670,
Capt. in the Earl of Oxford's regt. (vice Sir Charles Lyttelton, see
Bewdley 1685), 4 Oct. 1674, and was Capt. in the Royal Regt. of Horse
Guards in Oct. 1684. (Dalton's Army Lists). He m. Alice, dau. of
Sir James Rushout Bt., of Blockley (see 1689), sat for co. Wore. 1695-8,


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