Sir John Chichester, 1st Baronet
Sir John Chichester, 1st Baronet (23 April 1623 – 1667) lord of the manor of Raleigh in the parish of Pilton in Devon, was an English landowner and politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1661 to 1667.
He succeeded to Raleigh on the death of his father on 24 April 1627. He was created a baronet on 4 August 1641. In 1661 Chichester was elected a Member of Parliament for Barnstaple (adjacent to Raleigh) in the Cavalier Parliament and sat until his death in 1667 at the age of about 44.
Marriages & progeny
Chichester married twice:
- Firstly to Elizabeth Rayney (d.1654), a daughter of Sir John Rayney, 1st Baronet (1601–1661) of Wrotham in Kent, by his first wife Catharine Style, a daughter of Thomas Style. By his first wife he had progeny including:
- Sir John Chichester, 2nd Baronet (c. 1658-16 September 1680)
- Sir Arthur Chichester, 3rd Baronet (c. 1662-3 February 1718), (Since his first wife died in 1654 this has to be an error)
- Secondly to Mary Colly, a daughter of Theodore Colly and widow of George Warcup, a merchant of the City of London. She is recorded as a widow, in the parish of St. Anne's, Blackfriars, on 18 July 1655.
- Vivian, p.486, pedigree of Hill of Shilston
- George Edward Cokayne Complete Baronetage, Volume 2
- History of Parliament Online - Chichester, Sir John, 1st Bt.
- Vivian, Lt.Col. J.L., (Ed.) The Visitations of the County of Devon: Comprising the Heralds' Visitations of 1531, 1564 & 1620, Exeter, 1895, p.174, pedigree of Chichester
- History of Parliament biography
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