FAWKENER, Edward (c.1628-91), of Uppingham, Rutland.

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

b. c.1628, 1st s. of Kenelm Fawkener of Braunston by Catherine, da. of Thomas Ireland of Preston, Rutland, and coh. to her bro. Edward. educ. G. Inn 1648. m. bef. 1650, Dorcas (bur. 10 Jan. 1713), da. and coh. of William Neville of Holt, Leics., 1s. suc. gt.-uncle at Scarlies 1653, fa. 1667.1

Offices Held

Commr. for assessment, Rutland 1649-50, 1657, Aug. 1660-3, 1677-80, 1689-90, lt. of militia horse Apr. 1660, j.p. July 1660-82, ?1690-d., dep. lt. c. Aug. 1660-82, 1690-d.; commr. for enclosures, Deeping fen 1665.2


Fawkener’s family was established at Stoke Dry in Rutland by the early 16th century, but their claim to a descent from a 15th century lord mayor of London was disallowed by the heralds in 1682. They took no known part in the Civil War, though Fawkener served on local commissions during the Interregnum. He bought the manor of Uppingham in 1658, and presumably supported the Restoration, for he was commissioned in the militia in April 1660, signed the address of congratulation to Charles II, and was proposed as one of the knights of the Royal Oak, with an income estimated at £600 p.a. He was returned for the county in 1681, but took no known part in the Oxford Parliament. He probably favoured exclusion, for he was removed from local office in the following year. He was buried at Uppingham on 4 Dec. 1691, the only member of his family to sit in Parliament.3

Ref Volumes: 1660-1690

Authors: Eveline Cruickshanks / Basil Duke Henning


  • 1. Vis. Rutland (Harl. Soc. lxxiii), 33-34; Wright, Rutland, 130.
  • 2. Parl. Intell. 9 Apr. 1660.
  • 3. VCH Rutland, i. 201; ii. 97-98.