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