ST. JOHN, Henry (c.1568-1621), of Farleigh Chamberlayne, Hants.

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.1568, 1st s. of William St. John by Barbara Gooce or Goore, wid. of Thomas Twyne of Wonston. educ. Magdalen Hall, Oxf. 1585; L. Inn Nov. 1588. m. (1) Anne, ?1s.; (2) by 1600, Ursula, da. of Hugh Stewkley of ‘Marsh’ Som., ?4s. 4da.; (3) c.1614, Margaret, ?da. of Peter Fuller of St. Helens, I.o.W., 1da. suc. fa. 1609.

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St. John’s father’s estates were near Stockbridge and both father and son sat for the borough. St. John was involved in a celebrated dispute over his return to the Commons in 1614, in defiance of the chancellor of the duchy of Lancaster. He died 7 Apr. 1621.

Vis. Hants (Harl. Soc. lxiv), 127, 193, 210; W. Berry, Co. Genealogies, Hants, 148; VCH Hants, iii. 458; iv. 444-5; PCC 53 Dale; C142/321/87, 389/104; Chamberlain Letters ed. McClure, i. 130 n, 528; CJ, i. 477.

Ref Volumes: 1558-1603

Author: Alan Harding