GLYNN, Dennys (1668-1705), of Glynn, nr. Bodmin, Cornw.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1690-1715, ed. D. Hayton, E. Cruickshanks, S. Handley, 2002
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1698 - Apr. 1705

Family and Education

bap. 4 Aug. 1668, 2nd but 1st surv. s. of Nicholas Glynn*.  m. (1) lic. 7 June 1691, Elizabeth (bur. 31 Jan. 1692[?–3]), da. of Samuel Foote*, 1s. d.v.p. 5da.; (2) Bridget (d. 1695), da. of Edward Hoblyn of Bodmin, sis. of John Hoblyn*, 1s.  suc. fa. 1697.1

Offices Held

Stannator, Blackmore 1703.2


Having succeeded his father in March 1697, Glynn secured election at Camelford the following year, it being claimed that he had treated heavily for it. Shortly afterwards he was included on a list of likely opponents of the standing army, and a comparison of the old and new Parliaments dating from about September classed him as a Country supporter. In December 1701 he was listed as a Tory by Robert Harley*. Glynn must have attended the Commons since he was not found absent at any call of the House, but he does not appear in any party or voting analysis. His remains were buried in his own parish of Cardinham, Cornwall on 14 Apr. 1705. A grandson, John Glynn, represented Middlesex under George III.3

Ref Volumes: 1690-1715

Author: Eveline Cruickshanks


  • 1. Vivian, Vis. Cornw. 179; Burke, LG (1952), 994; Polsue, Complete Paroch. Hist. Cornw. i. 195–6, 199.
  • 2. J. Tregoning, Stannary Laws, 118.
  • 3. Sheffield Archs. Copley mss DD83 box B–C, Robert Molesworth* to Sir Godfrey Copley, 2nd Bt.*, 25 Aug. 1698; Vivian, 179.