HARVEY, Daniel (1631-72), of Coombe, Surr.

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

bap. 10 Nov. 1631, 4th but 1st surv. s. of Daniel Harvey, Grocer and merchant, of Croydon and London by Elizabeth, da. of Henry Kinnersley of London; cos. of (Sir) Eliab Harvey and Michael Harvey. educ. Croydon g.s.; Pembroke, Oxf. 1644; Caius, Camb. 1646. m. by 1651, Elizabeth, da. of Edward Montagu, 2nd Baron Montagu of Boughton, 2s. 2da. suc. fa. 1649; kntd. 27 May 1660.1

Offices Held

Sheriff, Surr. 1654-5; commr. for militia, Northants. and Surr. Mar. 1660; j.p. Surr. Mar. 1660-d., Kingston-upon-Thames 1665; col. of militia horse, Surr. Apr. 1660, commr. for assessment. Aug. 1660-9, dep. lt. 1661-d., jt. keeper of Hartleton walk, Richmond Park 1661-d., New Park by 1668-d., commr. for corporations, Surr. 1662-3; freeman, Guildford 1662, commr. for oyer and terminer, Norfolk circuit 1665.2

Gent. of the privy chamber (extraordinary) July 1660; ambassador to Turkey 1668-d.3


Harvey’s grandfather, a Kentish yeoman, had seven sons, of whom the most famous was the eminent physiologist William, who discovered the circulation of the blood. Another of Harvey’s uncles sat for Hythe in the Long Parliament, while his father, a Turkey merchant, earned the reputation of ‘understanding the whole business of trade more exactly than most men’, and acted as adviser to Archbishop Laud on business matters. Harvey’s marriage was quickly followed by the acquisition of a Surrey estate, and his three sisters married Heneage Finch, later 1st Earl of Nottingham, Edward Dering, 2nd Bt., and Robert Bulkeley, 2nd Viscount Bulkeley.