John Harris (Bere Alston MP)

John Harris (c. 1586 6 March 1657) of Hayne in the parish of Stowford in Devon and of St. Michael's Mount in Cornwall,[3] was a Member of Parliament.

Origins

He was the eldest son and heir of Arthur Harris (1561-1628) of Hayne and of Kenegie, Gulval, Cornwall, Sheriff of Cornwall in 1603 and Captain of St Michael's Mount in Cornwall, by his wife Margaret Davilles daughter of John Davilles of Marland in the parish of Petrockstowe, Devon.[4]

Career

He matriculated at Exeter College, Oxford on 18 March 1603, aged 17 [5] and was admitted at Lincoln's Inn on 10 February 1607,[6] marked in the records as being "of Devon", when he commenced his training as a lawyer. Harris was elected as a Member of Parliament for Launceston, Cornwall, in 1621, for Bere Alston on 28 April 1640 (in the Short Parliament) and for Launceston again in 1641. [7]

Marriages & progeny

He married twice:[7][8]

Death & burial

Harris died at Hayne at the age of 70 and was buried at Lifton, near Hayne, where survives his monumental brass.[10] His elaborate monument survives in Lifton Church, showing three kneeling figures, himself at right, his first wife Florence Wyndham at left, his father in the centre.

References

  1. Vivian, Lt.Col. J.L., (Ed.) The Visitations of the County of Devon: Comprising the Heralds' Visitations of 1531, 1564 & 1620, Exeter, 1895, p.449
  2. Vivian, Lt.Col. J.L., (Ed.) The Visitations of the County of Devon: Comprising the Heralds' Visitations of 1531, 1564 & 1620, Exeter, 1895, p.449, pedigree of Harris
  3. Hunneyball, Paul, History of Parliament biography
  4. Vivian, Lt.Col. J.L., (Ed.) The Visitations of the County of Devon: Comprising the Heralds' Visitations of 1531, 1564 & 1620, Exeter, 1895, p.449
  5. 'Alumni Oxonienses, 1500-1714: Harmar-Hawtayne', Alumni Oxonienses 1500-1714: Abannan-Kyte (1891), pp. 652-678. Date accessed: 11 June 2011
  6. Records of the Honorable Society of Lincoln's Inn
  7. "HARRIS, John II (c.1586-1657), of St. Michael's Mount, Cornw. and Hayne, Stowford, Devon". History of Parliament Online. Retrieved 20 June 2013.
  8. Vivian, Lt.Col. J.L., (Ed.) The Visitations of the County of Devon: Comprising the Heralds' Visitations of 1531, 1564 & 1620, Exeter, 1895, p.449
  9. Vivian, p.449
  10. Devon County Council - Lifton
Parliament of England
Preceded by
Parliament suspended since 1629
Member of Parliament for Bere Alston
1640
With: William Strode
Succeeded by
William Strode
Sir Thomas Cheek
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