Appendix IX: Members of foreign extraction

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1690-1715, ed. D. Hayton, E. Cruickshanks, S. Handley, 2002
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Members of foreign extraction

Protestant refugees from the Low Countries and France accounted for the majority of Members of continental European origin. Nicholas Corsellis and Thomas D’Aeth were both descended from Flemish merchants, who had arrived in Essex and Kent respectively in the later 16th century, and eventually established themselve