BRAND, Joseph (c.1605-74), of Tower Street, London and Edwardstone, Suff.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1660-1690, ed. B.D. Henning, 1983
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3 May 1660

Family and Education

b. c.1605, 2nd s. of John Brand of Edwardstone by Susan, da. and coh. of Thomas Lappage of Boxford. m. by 1632, Thomasine, da. and coh. of Thomas Trotter, merchant, of London, 5s. (2 d.v.p.) 7da. suc. fa. in Suff. estate 1642.1

Offices Held

Member, Salters’ Co. by 1632; elder, Lavenham classis 1645; commr. for assessment, Suff. 1649, Aug. 1660-d.; alderman, London Mar.-Apr. 1650; j.p. Suff. 1650-70, commr. for scandalous ministers 1654, militia 1659, Mar. 1660, sheriff 1662-3.2


Brand was the grandson of a local clothier who acquired Edwardstone, five miles from Sudbury, towards the close of the 16th century. A younger son, he became a London merchant, but he seems to have been only moderately succ