KENDALL, John (1631-at least 1702), of Treworgey, Duloe, Cornw.

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

Constituency

Dates

Family and Education

bap. 7 Aug. 1631, 2nd but 1st surv. s. of John Kendall of Treworgey by w. Mary. educ. L. Inn 1649. suc. fa. 1641.1

Offices Held

J.p. Cornw. 1653-July 1660, June 1688-?1700, commr. for poor prisoners 1653, assessment 1657, Jan. 1660, 1663-80, 1689-700, militia Mar. 1660, lt.-col. of militia ft. Apr. 1660; freeman, West Looe 1672, East Looe 1678.2

Biography

Kendall’s ancestors were established at Treworgey, two miles from Looe, early in the 14th century, first entering Parliament for Launceston in 1330. Kendall held local office under the Protectorate, and sat for East Looe in Richard Cromwell’s Parliament. He transferred to West Looe in 1660 but left no trace on the records of the Convention, though he probably opposed the Court, since he lost his place on the commission of the peace at the Restoration. He is unlikely to have stood in 1661, but he joined his cousin Thomas Kendall of Killigarth in challenging the Trelawny interest in the exclusion elections. He was twice defeated at East Looe in 1679, bu