MICHELL, John (1710-66), of Boston, Lincs.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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1741 - 1754
1761 - 30 Nov. 1766

Family and Education

b. 20 Jan. 1710, 2nd s. of Simon Michell of St. John’s, Clerkenwell by Charity, sis. and h. of Richard Hutton of Lincoln’s Inn. educ. Charterhouse, King’s, Camb. 1727-30; L. Inn 1727. m. (1) Hannah (d. 28 Oct. 1749), da. of Mrs. Anne Hall,1 s.p.; (2) 20 May 1754, Frances, da. of Jacob Preston of Beeston St. Laurence, Norf., wid. of William Jermy, 2s. 1da.

Offices Held

Mayor, Boston 1744, 1758; recorder 1759.


Michell was a wine merchant at Boston, for which he was returned as a Tory in succession to his partner and brother-in-law, Richard Fydell. He voted against the Administration in all three divisions on the Hanoverians in the 1741 Parliament and was classed as Opposition in 1747. He died 30 Nov. 1766.

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: Paula Watson


  • 1. PCC 301 Greenly; Malcolm, Londinium Redivivum, iii. 268.