SPELMAN, John (1606-63), of Narborough, Norf.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1660-1690, ed. B.D. Henning, 1983
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c. Nov. 1645

Family and Education

b. 12 Sept. 1606, 1st s. of Sir Clement Spelman of Narborough by 2nd w. Ursula, da. of Sir John Willoughby of Risley, Derbys. educ. Emmanuel, Camb. 1622; M. Temple 1625. m. 1632, Anne (d. 12 June 1649), da. of Sir John Heveningham of Ketteringham, Norf., 4s. 8da. suc. fa. 1607.2

Offices Held

Dep. lt. Norf. 1642-3, commr. for sequestrations 1643, levying money 1643, defence of eastern assoc. 1643, assessment, Norf. 1644-8, Aug. 1660-d., Mdx. 1647-8, new model ordinance Norf. 1645, militia, Mdx. and Norf. 1648, Mar. 1660; j.p. Norf. 1650-d., lt.-col. of militia ft. Apr.-Oct. 1660; commr. for sewers, Bedford level 1662-d.3


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