ARUNDELL, Nicholas (1623-66), of Gwarnicke, St. Allen, Cornw.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1660-1690, ed. B.D. Henning, 1983
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16 May 1661 - 18 Sept. 1666

Family and Education

bap. 18 May 1623, 5th but 2nd surv. s. of John Arundell of Trerice by Mary, da. of George Cary of Clovelly, Devon; bro. of John Arundell and Richard Arundell. unm.2

Offices Held

Capt. of ft. (royalist) by 1646, Pendennis garrison 1661-d.3

Commr. for assessment, Cornw. Aug. 1660-d., j.p. 1661-d., farmer of excise 1662-5.4


Like his father and elder brother, Arundell was in the royalist garrison of Pendennis at its surrender in 1646, and he remained, not without reason, under surveillance during the Protectorate. In 1661 he was living at Gwarnicke, some two miles south of Truro, presumably as a tenant, since the manor had passed out of the family in 1597. At the general election he was involved in a double return with the Robartes candidates for the borough. He was seated on the merits of the return, and his election was confirmed by the House on 20 July. An inactive Member of the Cavalier Parliament, he was probably appointed as ‘Mr Arundell’ to the committees on the bills for restoring the Earl of Derby’s estates and reversing Strafford’s attainder in February 1662. On the recommendation of the county magistracy, he was granted the excise farm for Corn wall for three years on the annual rent of £2,000. His only other probable committee was on a bill for making Cornish rivers navigable (10 Dec. 1664). He died during the recess after the Oxford session.5

Ref Volumes: 1660-1690

Author: J. S. Crossette


  • 1. New writ.
  • 2. Eg. 2748, f. 136; C. C. Healey, W. Som. 91.
  • 3. CSP Dom. 1645-7, p. 467.
  • 4. Cal. Treas. Bks. i. 426.
  • 5. Add. 34016, f. 1; Cornw. RO, DDEN 1900/2; Gilbert, Paroch. Hist. Cornw. i. 15; CJ, viii. 250, 306; Cal. Treas. Bks. i. 415.