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