EVERY, John (1643-79), of Wootton Glanville, Dorset and Cothays, Som.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1660-1690, ed. B.D. Henning, 1983
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Mar. 1679

Family and Education

bap. 15 Nov. 1643, o.s. of John Every of Symondsbury, Dorset by Anne, da. and h. of George Williams of Wootton Glanville. educ. Wadham, Oxf. 1661. m. 1666, Elizabeth, da. of Thomas Trenchard of Wolveton, Dorset, s.p. suc. fa. 1658, cos. William Every of Cothays c.1660.1

Offices Held

Commr. for assessment, Dorset 1664-9, Som. 1679-d.; freeman, Lyme Regis 1666; sheriff, Dorset 1676-7; j.p. Dorset 1677-d., Som. 1678-d.2


Every’s great-grandfather appears to have laid the foundation of the family fortune around the turn of the century by judicious land dealings with the more improvident members of the nobility and gentry. The elder branch of the family transferred themselves to Derbyshire by marriage with an heiress, achieved a seat in the Short Parliament and a baronetcy in the following year, and w