BAYNHAM, John (b.1565), of the Middle Temple, London.

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

b. 1565, s. of John Baynham of Bromyard, Herefs. educ. Lincoln, Oxf. 1583; Clifford’s Inn; M. Temple 1587.

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Baynham may have obtained his seat at Queenborough either through the influence of (Sir) Edward Hoby, who must have known him at the Middle Temple in the 1580s, or through his relation William Baynham. Baynham’s name is not mentioned in the parliamentary journals of 1593, but as burgess for Queenborough he could have served on a committee concerning kerseys (23 Mar.). In November 1614 his inn of court fined him £5 for not reading. The date of his death has not been found.

Recusant Hist. x. 96; CSP Dom. 1581-90, p. 698; 1591-4, pp. 566-7; 1595-7, p. 331; C142/254/91; D’Ewes, 507.

Ref Volumes: 1558-1603

Author: J.E.M.