BOUGHTON, Sir Edward, 2nd Bt. (1628-81), of Little Lawford, Newbold-on-Avon, Warws.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1660-1690, ed. B.D. Henning, 1983
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Mar. 1679
Oct. 1679

Family and Education

bap. 22 Sept. 1628, 1st s. of Sir William Boughton, 1st Bt., of Little Lawford by Abigail, da. and coh. of Henry Baker of South Shoebury, Essex. m. (1) 1655, Lady Anne Pope (d. 1662), da. of Thomas, 3rd Earl of Downe, s.p.; (2) settlement 27 May 1664, Anne, da. Of Sir John Heydon, gov. of Bermuda, s.p. suc. fa, 27 Oct. 1660.1

Offices Held

J.p. Warws. July 1660-d., dep. lt. c. Aug. 1660-d., commr. for assessment Aug. 1660-80, oyer and terminer, Midland circuit July 1660; sheriff Warws. 1661-2, commr. for corporations 1662-3, loyal and indigent officers 1662.2


Boughton’s ancestor married the heiress of Little Lawford and sat for Warwickshire in 1453-4, but they were not a regular parliamentary family. His father was created a baronet on the eve of the Civil War and named to the commission of array, but he does not seem to have been an active Royalist.