GURDON, Philip (c.1630-90), of Assington, Suff.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1690-1715, ed. D. Hayton, E. Cruickshanks, S. Handley, 2002
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1689 - June 1690

Family and Education

b. c.1630, 3rd s. of John Gurdon† of Assington by Anne, da. of Sir Calthorpe Parker† of Erwarton, Suff.  educ. Colchester g.s. 1643; Emmanuel, Camb. 1650, BA 1653, MA (Queens’) 1657.  m. (1) lic. 19 Oct. 1669, Elizabeth (d. c.1670), wid. of Thomas Agge, merchant, of London, 1da.; (2) Margaret (d. 1675), da. of Sir Andrew Jenoure, 2nd Bt., of Great Dunmow, Essex, s.p.; (3) lic. 20 July 1679, Rachel, da. of Sir Thomas Abdy, 1st Bt., of Felix Hall, Kelvedon, Essex, s.p.; (4) 20 Feb. 1690, Lucy, da. of Roger Hatton, Draper, of Mark Lane, London, wid. of Thomas Stewart of Barton Mills, Suff., s.psuc. bro. 1683.

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Re-elected without opposition in 1690, and classed as a Whig by Lord Carmarthen (Sir Thomas Osborne†) in a list of the new Parliament, Gurdon was granted leave of absence on 2 May to recover his health and died the following month. He was buried on 23 June, being succeeded at Assington by his brother Nathaniel.1

Ref Volumes: 1690-1715

Author: D. W. Hayton


  • 1. Vis. England and Wales Notes ed. Crisp, ix. 108; J. J. Muskett, Suff. Manorial Fams. i. 287; Add. 19077, ff. 69, 77; St. Martin Outwich (Harl. Soc. Reg. xxxii), 45; London Mar. Lic. ed. Foster, 1287; London Vis. Peds. (Harl. Soc. xcii), 75; J. R. Woodhead, Rulers of London (London and Mdx. Arch. Soc.), 86.