CONYERS, John (1650-1725), of Walthamstow, Essex.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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1695 - 1708
1708 - 1710
1710 - 10 Mar. 1725

Family and Education

b. 6 Mar. 1650, 1st s. of Tristram Conyers, serjeant-at-law, M.P., of Walthamstow by Winifred, da. of Sir Gilbert Gerrard, 1st Bt., M.P., of Flamberds, Harrow-on-the-Hill, Mdx. educ. Merchant Taylors’ 1663-5; Queen’s, Oxf. 1666; M. Temple 1666, called 1672, bencher 1702. m. (lic. 16 Jan. 1681) Mary, da. and h. of George Lee of Stoke St. Milborough, Salop, 16 ch. incl. 1s. 5da. suc. fa. 1684.

Offices Held

K.C. c.1693; chairman of committees of supply and ways and means 1700-8, 1710-15; high steward, Havering 1714-15.1


The son of a distinguished lawyer, Conyers, himself a practising lawyer, owned lands at Pixton and Mill Place, East Grinstead,2 for which he was returned as a Tory, becoming chairman of the committee of ways and means of the House of Commons. At the accession of George I it was moved that he be replaced as chairman, but Walpole spoke in his favour and he retained the position until the dissolution.3 Subsequently he voted against the Government in all recorded divisions. He died 10 Mar. 1725.

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: J. B. Lawson


  • 1. Cal. Treas. Bks. xxix. 93, 372.
  • 2. W. H. Hills, East Grinstead, 44.
  • 3. Chandler, vi. 4.