John Jephson

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Sir John Jephson (died 6 May 1638) was an English soldier and politician who sat in the House of Commons between 1621 and 1625.

House of Commons of England parliament of England up to 1707

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Jephson was the son of William Jephson of Froyle, Hampshire [1] and his wife Mary Dannett, daughter of John Dannett of Dannett's Hall, Leicestershire. In 1603, he was knighted by Sir George Carew. He served in the army and became a major-general. [2] In 1621, Jephson was elected Member of Parliament for Hampshire. In 1624, he was elected Member of Parliament for Petersfield and was re-elected MP for Petersfield in 1625.

Froyle village in the United Kingdom

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Hampshire was a county constituency of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, which returned two Knights of the Shire to the House of Commons from 1295 until 1832.

Jephson married firstly Elizabeth Norreys, only daughter of Sir Thomas Norreys, Lord President of Munster and Bridget Kingsmill. She brought the Norreys family estates at Mallow, County Cork and elsewhere into the Jephson family: [3] Mallow Castle remained in the family until 1984. They had seven children, four sons and three daughters. She died in 1623 and he married secondly Mary Ruish, widow of Sir Francis Ruish and formerly of Richard Gifford, and daughter of Sir Henry Duke of Castlejordan and Elizabeth Brabazon.

The post of Lord President of Munster was the most important office in the English government of the Irish province of Munster from its introduction in the Elizabethan era for a century, to 1672, a period including the Desmond Rebellions in Munster, the Nine Years' War, and the Irish Rebellion of 1641. The Lord President was subject to the chief governor, but had full authority within the province, extending to civil, criminal and church legal matters, the imposition of martial law, official appointments, and command of military forces. Some appointments to military governor of Munster were not accompanied by the status of President. The width of his powers led to frequent clashes with the longer established courts, and in 1622 he was warned sharply not to "intermeddle" with cases which were properly the business of those courts. He was assisted by a Council whose members included the Chief Justice of Munster, another justice and the Attorney General for the Province. By 1620 his council was permanently based in Limerick.

Mallow, County Cork Town in Munster, Ireland

Mallow is a town in County Cork, Ireland, approximately thirty-five kilometres north of Cork. Mallow is in the barony of Fermoy.

Mallow Castle castle in County Cork, Ireland

Mallow Castle is a National Monument situated off the N72 on Bridewell Lane, Mallow, County Cork, Ireland.

Jephson was the father of William Jephson, a leading politician of the 1640s and 1650s, and a close ally of Oliver Cromwell. Two of his other sons, John and Norreys, were distinguished Army officers. [2]

William Jephson (died 1658) English diplomat

William Jephson was an English politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1640 to 1648. He was served in the Parliamentary army and was Cromwell's envoy to Sweden.

Oliver Cromwell 17th-century English military and political leader

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Mallow Castle, the Jephson family home for almost 400 years Interior Mallow Castle, Co. Cork.jpg
Mallow Castle, the Jephson family home for almost 400 years

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Parliament of England
Preceded by
Richard Tichborne
Sir William Uvedale
Member of Parliament for Hampshire
1621–1622
With: Sir Henry Wallop
Succeeded by
Sir Daniel Norton
Sir Robert Oxenbridge
Preceded by
Richard Norton
John Hippisley
Member of Parliament for Petersfield
1624–1625
With: Sir John Hippisley 1624
William Uvedale
Succeeded by
Benjamin Tichborne
William Uvedale