CALVERT, Felix (c.1664-1736), of Marcham, Berks. and Albury, Herts.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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1713 - 30 May 1716

Family and Education

b. c.1664, 1st s. of Thomas Calvert of St. Giles, Cripplegate, London by Anne, da. of William Ambrose of Reading. m. (lic. 28 May 1689, he was aged about 25) Mary, da. of Sir Francis Winnington, M.P., of Stanford Court, Worcs., solicitor-gen. to Charles II, 7s. 5da. suc. fa. 1668.

Offices Held

Sheriff, Berks. 1707-8.


Felix Calvert, a member of the Hertfordshire family of brewers, was a partner of his father’s brewery in Whitecross Street, Cripplegate.1 He bought the manor of Marcham in 16912 and inherited property in Reading through his mother. Returned for that borough in 1713, he was re-elected in 1715, described as a Tory who might often vote Whig. He voted against the septennial bill before his election was declared void on 30 May 1716. Unsuccessful at the ensuing by-election on 6 June and again in March 1720, he did not stand again. He died 28 Dec. 1736.

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: R. S. Lea


  • 1. VCH Herts. Families, 55, 65.
  • 2. VCH Berks. iv. 356.