HARVEY, Eliab (1659-81), of Rolls Park, Chigwell, Essex.

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

Family and Education

bap. 2 Nov. 1659, 1st s. of Sir Eliab Harvey, and bro. of William Harvey. educ. Christ Church, Oxf. 1676. m. 23 Nov. 1680, Dorothy, da. of Sir Robert Dycer, 2nd Bt., of Hackney, Mdx., and h. to her bro. Sir Robert, 3rd Bt., s.p.1

Offices Held

Freeman, Salisbury 1679.2


Harvey was returned for Old Sarum, under age, on his father’s interest. He was marked ‘honest’ on Shaftesbury’s list, and voted for exclusion, but was named to no committees and made no speeches. He never stood again, as the seat was required for his father in the second and third Exclusion Parliaments. In 1680 he married a 12-year-old heiress, with £1,700 p.a. in hand and £600 more in reversion. But he died on 3 June 1681, and was buried at Hempstead. The ecclesiastical court found that the marriage had not been consummated, and the widow married her brother-in-law William three months later.3

Ref Volumes: 1660-1690

Author: John. P. Ferris


  • 1. Misc. Gen. et Her. (ser. 2), iii. 334, 383, 385.
  • 2. Hoare, Wilts. Salisbury, 477.
  • 3. Kent AO, Dering-Southwell corresp.