Samuel Moyer

Last updated

Samuel Moyer (c. 1609–1683) was an English merchant and politician who sat in the House of Commons in 1653. He was a strong republican and supporter of the Parliamentary cause in the English Civil War.

Contents

Biography

Moyer was a merchant in the City of London and a member of the Worshipful Company of Mercers. [1] He was a strong supporter of parliament and the Commonwealth. In 1652 he was a member of Hale Commission which made a fundamental examination of the law and introduced many aspects of the criminal justice system.

Moyer was one of a number of radical puritans who had a house in Clapham Surrey, in his case from 1652 to 1662. A number of his associates such as Richard Salwey and William Kiffin were there at the same time. [2]

In 1653, Moyer became an Alderman of the City of London for Cheap ward [1] and was then nominated as Member of Parliament for City of London in the Barebones Parliament. [3] In the same year he was Master of the Mercer's Company. He was acting president of the Council of State from 4 October 1653 to 3 November 1653. He was by 1659 chairman of the London Committee for Compounding. On 15 February 1659, he presented a petition to the House of Commons on behalf of the Commonwealth. [4]

In 1661 Moyer was arrested and charged with treason alongside James Harrington and Praise-God Barebone. He was then imprisoned in the Tower of London until his brother Laurence secured his release in 1667.

Family

Moyer was the father of Samuel Moyer who was also a merchant and was created a baronet in 1701 (see Moyer Baronets). [5]

Related Research Articles

Sir Thomas Bloodworth, born Blidward, also spelled Bludworth was an English merchant and politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1660 to 1679. He was Lord Mayor of London from October 1665 to October 1666 and his inaction during the early stages of the Great Fire of London was widely criticised as one of the causes for the great extent of the damage to the city.

Sir John Robinson, 1st Baronet, of London

Sir John Robinson, 1st Baronet, of London was an English merchant and politician who sat in the House of Commons between 1660 and 1667. He was Lord Mayor of London in 1662.

Sir Charles Lloyd, 1st Baronet, was a Welsh merchant and politician who sat in the House of Commons between 1654 and 1659.

Alexander Bence was an English merchant and politician who sat in the House of Commons of England from 1640 to 1648 and in 1654. He supported the Parliamentarian side in the English Civil War.

Nicholas Delves was an English politician who sat in the House of Commons in 1659 and 1660.

Sir Thomas Soame was an English politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1640 to 1648.

Robert Bateman was an English merchant and politician who sat in the House of Commons between 1614 and 1626.

John Jolliffe was an English merchant and politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1660 to 1679.

Sir William Leman, 1st Baronet was an English politician who sat in the House of Commons at various times between 1645 and 1660.

Philip Holman was an English merchant and politician who sat in the House of Commons in 1659.

John Barker was an English merchant and politician who sat in the House of Commons in 1659.

Francis Warner was an English merchant and politician who sat in the House of Commons in 1659.

Walter Bigg was an English merchant and politician who sat in the House of Commons in 1659.

Samuel Avery was an English politician who sat in the House of Commons in 1654.

John Langley was an English merchant and politician who sat in the House of Commons in 1653.

Thomas Bennett (lord mayor)

Sir Thomas Bennet was an English merchant and Lord Mayor of London in 1603-04.

Edward Barkham (Lord Mayor) English merchant; Lord Mayor of London (r. 1621)

Sir Edward Barkham was an English merchant who was Lord Mayor of London in 1621.

Sir Martin Lumley was an English merchant who was Lord Mayor of London in 1623.

Sir Anthony Bateman was an English merchant who was Lord Mayor of London in 1663.

Sir William Bolton was an English merchant who was Lord Mayor of London in 1666.

References

  1. 1 2 'Aldermen of the City of London: Cheap ward', The Aldermen of the City of London: Temp. Henry III - 1912 (1908), pp. 99-106. Date accessed: 16 July 2011
  2. "Home". claphamhistorian.com.
  3. Willis, Browne (1750). Notitia Parliamentaria, Part II: A Series or Lists of the Representatives in the several Parliaments held from the Reformation 1541, to the Restoration 1660 ... London. pp.  229–239.
  4. 'The Diary of Thomas Burton: 15 February 1658-9', Diary of Thomas Burton esq, volume 3: January - March 1659 (1828), pp. 288-296. Date accessed: 16 July 2011
  5. 'Notes on the aldermen, 1502-1700', The Aldermen of the City of London: Temp. Henry III - 1912 (1908), pp. 168-195. Date accessed: 16 July 2011
Parliament of England
Preceded by Member of Parliament for City of London
1653
With: Robert Tichborne
John Ireton
John Langley
John Stone
Henry Barton
Praise-God Barebone
Succeeded by