EVERSFIELD, Nicholas (c.1646-84), of Charlton Court, Steyning, Suss.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1660-1690, ed. B.D. Henning, 1983
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Mar. 1679

Family and Education

b. c.1646, o.s. of John Eversfield by 1st w. m. 29 June 1674, Elizabeth, da. and h. of Nicholas Gildridge of Eastbourne, 1s. 2da. suc. fa. 1678.1

Offices Held

Commr. for assessment, Suss. 1677-80.


Eversfield was returned to the first Exclusion Parliament for Bramber, probably on the interest of his cousins the Gorings, soon after he succeeded to his father’s estate. Unlike the rest of his family, he may have been Whiggish; Shaftesbury confused him with his uncle Anthony Eversfield, but probably meant to mark him ‘honest’. He made no speeches, sat on no committees, and probably paired with his uncle weeks before the division on the exclusion bill. He died in 1684, and was succeeded by his son Charles, who reunited the Eversfield estates in 1695, and at the end of a long parliamentary career sat for Steyning from 1741 to 1747 as an Old Whig.2

Ref Volumes: 1660-1690

Author: B. M. Crook


  • 1. Vis. Suss. (Harl. Soc. lxxxix), 42; J. Comber, Suss. Genealogies Horsham, 96; PCC 31 King.
  • 2. PCC 145 Hare.