HARVEY, Francis (1611-1703), of Weston Favell, Northants. and the Middle Temple.
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Family and Education
bap. 20 Dec. 1611, 1st s. of William Harvey of Weston Favell by Mary, da. of Lawrence Ball of Northampton. educ. St. Edmund Hall, Oxf. 1627; M. Temple 1629, called 1637. m. (1) 21 Dec. 1637, Elizabeth (d. 8 Jan. 1643), da. of Richard Lane, attorney-gen. to the Prince of Wales, of Kingsthorpe, Northants., 1s. d.v.p.; (2) Mary, 3s. (2 d.v.p.), 2da.; (3) lic. 7 Apr. 1665, Elizabeth, wid. of John Dickens, Haberdasher, of Crutched Friars, London, s.p. suc. fa. 1634.1
Dep. recorder and alderman, Northampton by 1657-?June 1660; commr. for assessment, Northants. 1657, Jan. 1660, j.p. 1657-70; bencher, M. Temple 1658, reader 1663, treas. 1667-8; commr. for militia, Northants. Mar. 1660.2
Harvey’s Harvey’s grandfather, the younger son of a Norfolk family, became a duchy of Lancaster official and had settled in Northamptonshire by 1568. Harvey was named after his uncle, MP for Aldeburgh in 1597 and later a judge, and like him entered the legal profession. His small estate was only two miles from Northampton, of which he was a deputy recorder at the time of the general election of 1660. He stood on the corporation interest, but was unseated on petition without leaving any trace on the records of the Convention. He was again i