GURDON, John (1595-1679), of Assington, Suff.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1660-1690, ed. B.D. Henning, 1983
Available from Boydell and Brewer

Constituency

Dates

Apr. 1640
Nov. 1640
3 May 1660

Family and Education

b. 3 July 1595, 1st s. of Brampton Gurdon of Assington by 1st w. Elizabeth, da. of Edward Barrett of Belhus, Aveley, Essex. educ. Emmanuel, Camb. 1611; G. Inn 1614. m. Anne, da. of Sir Calthorpe Parker of Erwarton, Suff., 7s. 5da. suc. fa. 1648.1

Offices Held

Commr. for sewers, Suff. 1634, dep. lt. 1642, commr. for assessment 1643-52, 1657, Jan. 1660, 1679, sequestration 1643, defence, eastern assoc. 1643, new model ordinance, Suff. 1645, Westminster Abbey 1645, drainage of the fens 1649; j.p. Suff. 1649-July 1660, commr. for poor prisoners 1653, scandalous ministers 1654, militia 1659, Mar. 1660.2

Commr. for regulating excise 1645, exclusion from sacrament 1646, scandalous offences 1648, high court of justi