ST. AUBYN, Sir John, 2nd Bt. (1670-1714), of Clowance, Cornw.

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

bap. 13 Jan. 1670, 1st s. of Sir John St. Aubyn, 1st Bt., m. 22 May 1695, Mary, da. and coh. of Peter de la Haye of Westminster, 6s. 4da. suc. fa. June 1687.

Offices Held

J.p. and dep. lt. Cornw. ?July 1688-d., commr. for assessment 1689-90, sheriff 1704-5.


It was presumably hoped that St. Aubyn would comply with James II’s religious policy, since he was nominated to the lieutenancy in July 1688. He was returned for Helston, five miles from Clowance, as a Tory at the general election of 1689, and voted to agree with the Lords that the throne was not vacant. He was appointed to the committee to discover who had been the authors and advisers of the grievances of the last two reigns. On 12 Dec. he acted as teller against the motion to unseat the Tory William Coryton in the Mitchell election case. Though he left no other trace on the records of the Convention, he was re-elected in 1690. He died on 20 June 1714, and was buried at Crowan. His eldest son, Member for Cornwall 1722-44, was one of the Tory leaders in the House of Commons under George II.

Gilbert, Paroch. Hist. Cornw. i. 263.

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