HANNAM, John (c.1574-1625), of Deans Court, Wimborne Minster, Dorset, and London.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1558-1603, ed. P.W. Hasler, 1981
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Family and Education

b. c.1574, 1st s. of Thomas Hannam of Wimborne Minster by Penelope, da. of John Popham. educ. Balliol, Oxf. 1588; M. Temple 1590. m. aft. 1601, Joan, da. and h. of Robert Wichalse of Chudleigh, Devon, wid. of Charles Trevanion, 1da. suc. fa. 1593. Kntd. 1603.

Offices Held

Duchy of Lancaster lt. in Holt and Badbury chase, Dorset 1594; j.p. Dorset temp. Jas. 1, sheriff 1614-15.


Hannam had considerable Dorset estates and was a benefactor to Wimborne Minster. He presumably owed his seat at East Looe to a court connexion through his grandfather, Chief Justice Popham. He was in Geneva in December 1600. He died intestate 28 Aug. 1625.

Vis. Dorset (Harl. Soc. xx), 51; Sir Wm. Pole, Collections, 262 (ex inf. Rev. D. C. Hannam); Somerville, Duchy, i. 629; HMC Hatfield, x. 403; Hutchins, Dorset, iii. 199, 231, 232; PCC admon. act bk. 1626, f. 44.

Ref Volumes: 1558-1603

Author: M.R.P.