HUXLEY, James (1614-c.1672), of Dornford, Wootton and Oxford, Oxon.

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

Dates

1660

Family and Education

bap. 6 Nov. 1614, 3rd s. of George Huxley, Haberdasher (d.1627), of Wyer Hall, Edmonton, Mdx. by Catherine, da. of John Robinson, Mercer, of London. educ. G. Inn 1632. m. Elizabeth, da. of Sir Robert Barkham, merchant, of Wainfleet St. Mary, Lincs. and Tottenham, Mdx., 2da.1

Offices Held

Freeman, Oxford Mar. 1660; j.p. Oxon. July 1660-?d., Oxford Aug. 1660-?d.; commr. for assessment, Oxon. and Oxford Aug. 1660-1, Oxford 1661-3.2

Biography

Huxley’s father, of Cheshire origin, bought Wyer Hall in 1609. Huxley himself was described by Wood as a Presbyterian, but he played no known part in the Civil War. It is not clear when he first came into Oxfordshire, but by 1660 he was living in a house (probably rented) behind Pembroke College ‘on the south side’. Elected to the Convention for Oxford after a contest, he made no recorded speeches, and was appointed to only nine committees of secondary importance, including those to consider an additional clause in the judicial proceedings bill and the bills to levy arrears of assessment and to prevent s