RIVERS, Nizel (1614-95), of Offham, Hamsey, Suss.

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. 19 May 1614, 5th but 4th surv. s. of Sir John Rivers, 1st Bt., of Chafford, Kent by 1st w. Dorothy, da. and coh. of Thomas Potter of Wellstreet, Westerham, Kent; bro. of James Rivers. educ. Westerham g.s.; Christ’s Camb. 1628, BA 1632. m. Jane (d.1668) da. of Ninian Burrell of Cuckfield, Suss., wid. of Sir Alexander Colepeper of Goudhurst, Kent, s.p.1

Offices Held

Commr. for sewers, rapes of Lewes and Pevensey 1659, Sept. 1660; j.p. Suss. July 1660-July 1688, Nov. 1688-d.; commr. for assessment Aug. 1660-80, 1689-90.2