NORBORNE, Walter (1655-84), of Castle House, Calne, Wilts.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1660-1690, ed. B.D. Henning, 1983
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Mar. 1679

Family and Education

b. 18 Nov. 1655, 1st s. of Walter Norborne of Hilmarton and the Inner Temple by Mary, da. of Henry Chivers of Quemerford. educ. I. Temple 1670. m. by 1678, Frances, da. of Sir Edmund Bacon, 4th Bt., of Redgrave, Suff., 2da. suc. fa. 1659.1

Offices Held

‘Burgess’, Calne 1672, guild steward 1674-5; commr. for assessment, Wilts. 1679-80, j.p. 1680-d.2


Norborne’s ancestors had held property in Calne since the middle of the 16th century, and his father, a bencher of the Inner Temple, represented the borough in the Short Parliament. Although he maintained that he ‘was never engaged in either war’, his estates were sequestrated and in 1649 he paid a fine of