Reginald Mohun (died 1642)

Reginald Mohun (1605 – c. 1642) of Trewynard (Trewinnard, St Erth) in Cornwall, was a Member of Parliament for Lostwithiel, Cornwall, in 1626.[1]

Reginald Mohun
Arms of Mohun: Or, a cross engrailed sable
Member of the England Parliament
for Lostwithiel
In office
1625–1626
Preceded by
Succeeded by
  • Robert Carr
  • Thomas Badger
Personal details
Born1605
Diedc. 1642
FatherSir Reginald Mohun, 1st Baronet

Origins

He was born in 1605,[2] the 2nd son of Sir Reginald Mohun, 1st Baronet (1564–1639)[3] of Boconnoc in Cornwall, by his 3rd wife Dorothy Chudleigh, a daughter of John Chudleigh (1565-1589),[4] MP, of Ashton in Devon, and sister of Sir George Chudleigh, 1st Baronet (c.1578-1658), MP for Lostwithiel, Cornwall, in 1621 and 1625 and for East Looe, Cornwall, in 1614.

Career

He matriculated at Exeter College, Oxford on 13 December 1622, aged 17 and was awarded BA on 10 June 1624. He was a student of law at the Middle Temple in 1625. In 1625 he was elected a Member of Parliament for Lostwithiel, Cornwall, in a double return which was probably not resolved in the time of the parliament.[5] This election result is not recognised in his History of Parliament biography. He was definitively re-elected MP for Lostwithiel in 1626.[6]

Marriage & progeny

He married twice:

  • Firstly to Mary Southcote, a daughter of Sir George Southcote of Shillingford, Devon, MP,[7] by whom he had progeny 1 son and 1 daughter:
    • Reginald Mohun, a minor at the death of his father;
    • Dorothy Mohun (born 1636)
  • Secondly, to a certain Dorothy, of unrecorded family, who survived him.[8]

Death

He died before 15 August 1642 when his will was proved.[5]

Sources

References

  1. "MOHUN, Reginald (c.1603-1642), of Boconnoc, Cornw.; later of Trewynnard, St. Erth, Cornw. - History of Parliament Online".
  2. Vivian, 1887, p.325, declared aged 15 in 1620 per Heraldic Visitation of 1620, giving a birth-date of 1605. His History of Parliament biography states his dob as c.1603, based on source: Alumni Oxonienses
  3. Vivian, Lt.Col. J.L., (Ed.) The Visitations of Cornwall: Comprising the Heralds' Visitations of 1530, 1573 & 1620; with additions by J.L. Vivian, Exeter, 1887, p.325, pedigree of Mohun
  4. Vivian, 1887, p.325; Vivian, Lt.Col. J.L., (Ed.) The Visitations of the County of Devon: Comprising the Heralds' Visitations of 1531, 1564 & 1620, Exeter, 1895, pedigree of Chudleigh, p.190
  5. "Michaelson-Morcombe - British History Online".
  6. History of Parliament biography
  7. History of Parliament biography; marriage settlement dated 13 September 1634; Vivian, 1887, states that he found no evidence that the marriage took place (p.325, note 5)
  8. Vivian, 1887, p.325, note 5: "His widow was named Dorothy"
Parliament of England
Preceded by
Double return
Member of Parliament for Lostwithiel
1626
With: Sir Robert Mansell 1626
Succeeded by
Sir Thomas Badger
John Chudleigh
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