BAXTER, John (d.c.1611).

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1558-1603, ed. P.W. Hasler, 1981
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Family and Education

?s. of Henry Baxter of Cannock, Staffs. educ. ?G. Inn 1565; ?New Inn; ?M. Temple 1568, called 1585.

Offices Held

Gaoler, Derbys. 1588; steward, Derby 1599; clerk of the peace, Derbys. by 1606.


The assumption has been made that the 1601 Derby MP was the Mr. Baxter who in 1599 became steward of Derby after serving as county gaoler for a number of years. He may have been the John Baxter who entered Gray’s Inn in 1565, or the one who went to the Middle Temple in 1568 as late of New Inn and as son of Henry Baxter, gentleman, of Cannock, in Staffordshire. The second is more likely, in view of Baxter’s connexions with John Manners of Haddon Hall, Derbyshire, who de