COLLYER, Benjamin (d.1746), of Ruckholts, Essex.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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1722 - 1727

Family and Education

1st s. of Benjamin Collyer. m. Catherine, da. of Jeremiah Powell of Edenhope, Salop,1 1da.

Offices Held


Collyer, a merchant and brother-in-law of Robert Knight, the cashier of the South Sea Company, bought the manor of Ruckholts in 1720.2 Returned for Grimsby in 1722, he did not stand again. He died 19 Nov. 1746.

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: Paula Watson


  • 1. W. Cooper, Wootton Wawen, 115.
  • 2. Morant, Essex, i. 25.