DIGHTON, Christopher II (d.1604), of Worcester.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1558-1603, ed. P.W. Hasler, 1981
Available from Boydell and Brewer



Family and Education

Yr. s. of Christopher Dighton I of Worcester, prob. by his 2nd w. m. Helen, da. of Thomas Walsgrove alias Fleet*, of Worcester, 1s. 3da.

Offices Held

Member of the 48, Worcester 1587, chamberlain 1592-3, bailiff 1595-6, 1597-8, auditor 1599-1600.


Dighton inherited from his father a house in Worcester and shared a quantity of plate and other personal property with two of his brothers. He married the daughter of another burgess and took an active part in local affairs. In the Parliament of 1601 he was eligible, as burgess of Worcester, to serve on one committee concerning the assurance of certain manors, 9 Dec. He died in 1604.

Vis. Worcs. (Harl. Soc. xxvii), 48-9; Gloucester Shire Hall, anon. peds. Dighton box; Nash, Worcs. app. cxii; Worcester Guildhall, audit of city accts. 1540-1600, passim; PCC 16 Spencer, 74 Harte; D’Ewes, 673-4.

Ref Volumes: 1558-1603

Author: Patricia Hyde


  • 1. Did not serve for the full duration of the Parliament.