Sir Francis Lawley, 2nd Baronet

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Sir Francis Lawley, 2nd Baronet (c. 1630 – 25 October 1696) was an English courtier and politician who sat in the House of Commons between 1659 and 1679.

House of Commons of England parliament of England up to 1707

The House of Commons of England was the lower house of the Parliament of England from its development in the 14th century to the union of England and Scotland in 1707, when it was replaced by the House of Commons of Great Britain. In 1801, with the union of Great Britain and Ireland, that house was in turn replaced by the House of Commons of the United Kingdom.

Lawley was the son of Sir Thomas Lawley, 1st Baronet of Spoonhill, near Much Wenlock, Shropshire. He inherited the Baronetcy and the estate on the death of his father in 1646. Lawley acquired the estate of the dissolved monastery of Canwell, in the parish of Hints, Staffordshire, which became the family seat.

Sir Thomas Lawley, 1st Baronet was an English politician who sat in the House of Commons between 1625 and 1629.

Much Wenlock town and parish in Shropshire, England

Much Wenlock is a small town and parish in Shropshire, England, situated on the A458 road between Shrewsbury and Bridgnorth. Nearby, to the northeast, is the Ironbridge Gorge, and the new town of Telford. The civil parish includes the villages of Homer, Wyke, Atterley and Bourton. The population of the civil parish, according to the 2001 census, was 2,605, increasing to 2,877 at the 2011 Census.

Shropshire County of England

Shropshire is a county in the West Midlands of England, bordering Wales to the west, Cheshire to the north, Staffordshire to the east, and Worcestershire and Herefordshire to the south. Shropshire Council was created in 2009, a unitary authority taking over from the previous county council and five district councils. The borough of Telford and Wrekin has been a separate unitary authority since 1998 but continues to be included in the ceremonial county.

In 1659 Lawley was elected Member of Parliament for Wenlock in the Third Protectorate Parliament. He was elected MP for Much Wenlock again in 1660 to the Convention Parliament. In 1661 he was elected MP for Shropshire for the Cavalier Parliament and held the seat until 1679. [1] From 1690 to 1696 he was Master of the Jewel Office.

Much Wenlock, often called simply Wenlock, was a constituency of the House of Commons of the Parliament of England until 1707, then of the Parliament of Great Britain from 1707 to 1800, and finally of the Parliament of the United Kingdom from 1801 to 1885, when it was abolished. It was named after the town of that name in Shropshire.

Third Protectorate Parliament

The Third Protectorate Parliament sat for one session, from 27 January 1659 until 22 April 1659, with Chaloner Chute and Thomas Bampfylde as the Speakers of the House of Commons. It was a bicameral Parliament, with an Upper House having a power of veto over the Commons.

Convention Parliament (1660)

The Convention Parliament followed the Long Parliament that had finally voted for its own dissolution on 16 March that year. Elected as a "free parliament", i.e. with no oath of allegiance to the Commonwealth or to the monarchy, it was predominantly Royalist in its membership. It assembled for the first time on 25 April 1660.

Lawley married Anne Whitmore, daughter of Sir Thomas Whitmore, 1st Baronet of Apley. [2] He was succeeded by his son Thomas.

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Parliament of England
Preceded by
Not represented in Second Protectorate Parliament
Member of Parliament for Wenlock
1659
With: Thomas Whitmore
Succeeded by
Unknown
Preceded by
Unknown
Member of Parliament for Wenlock
1660
With: Thomas Whitmore
Succeeded by
Sir Thomas Littleton
George Weld
Preceded by
Sir William Whitmore
Henry Vernon
Member of Parliament for Shropshire
1661–1679
With: Sir Richard Ottley 1661–1670
Viscount Newport 1670–1679
Succeeded by
Viscount Newport
Sir Vincent Corbet
Political offices
Preceded by
Sir Gilbert Talbot
Master of the Jewel Office
1690–1696
Succeeded by
Heneage Montagu
Baronetage of England
Preceded by
Thomas Lawley
Baronet
(of Spoonhill)
1646–1696
Succeeded by
Thomas Lawley