LONDON, John (1671-1734), of Colne Engaine, Essex, and Stoke Newington, Mdx.
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Family and Education
b. 9 Jan. 1671,1 3rd s. of Samuel London of Colne Engaine by Mary, da. of Richard Bridge of Wakes Colne, Essex. m., 1s. 1da.
John London, a Dissenter,2 was descended from Roger London, who bought the manor of Overhall, in Colne Engaine, in 1551. As a factor of Blackwell Hall,3 the centre of the London cloth trade, he held valuable army clothing contracts under Anne and George I.4 Returned unopposed as a Whig for Wilton in 1715, he voted with the Administration in all recorded divisions. He did not stand again, dying 25 Nov. 1734.