ST. JOHN, Francis (c.1634-1705), of Thorpe Hall, nr. Peterborough, Northants.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1660-1690, ed. B.D. Henning, 1983
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c. Oct. 1654
c. Apr. - 26 May 1660
Mar. 1679
Oct. 1679

Family and Education

b. c.1634, 1st s. of Oliver St. John, l.c.j.c.p., of Keysoe, Beds. and Thorpe Hall by 1st w. Joanna, da. and h. of Sir James Altham of Markshall, Latton, Essex. educ. Emmanuel, Camb. 1648; L. Inn, entered 1648, called 1656. m. (1) Mary, da. and h. of Dionise Wakering of Wakering Hall, Essex, 1s. d.v.p.; (2) lic. 14 May 1674, Mary, da. of Dannet Forth, Brewer, of London, 3s. 1da. suc. fa. 1673.1

Offices Held

Commr. for charitable uses, Peterborough 1656, feoffee for town lands 1656-83; j.p. Peterborough 1657-Oct. 1660, Northants. and Peterborough by 1701-d.; commr. for assessment, Northants. 1657, 1679-80, militia, Essex 1659, Northants. Mar. 1660; conservator, Bedford level 1666-7.2

Commr. for trade 1656-7.


St. John’s father, from an obscure branch of the Bletsoe family, won fame as counsel for the defence of John Hampde