HARVEY, John (c.1667-1721), of Ickwell Bury, Beds.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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1713 - 19 July 1715

Family and Education

b. c.1667, 1st s. of John Harvey of Finningley, Notts. and Ickwell Bury by Mary, wid. of John Vassall of Hoxton, London, merchant. educ. I. Temple, 1682; St. Catherine’s, Camb. 1682; Grand Tour 1688-9.1 m. (lic. 12 May 1696) Sarah, 4th da. of Sir John Robinson, 1st Bt., M.P., of Nuneham Courtnay, Oxon. and Farmingwoods, Northants., ld. mayor of London 1662-3, wid. of John Gore of Gilston, Herts.,2 5s. 5da. suc. fa. 1692.

Offices Held

Sheriff, Beds. 1711-12.


John Harvey was re-elected for the county as a Tory in 1715 but was unseated on petition. His name was sent to the Pretender in 1721 as a probable supporter in the event of a rising.3 He died 17 Nov. 1721.

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: R. S. Lea


  • 1. Beds. Hist. Rec. Soc. Publ. xl. 6-34.
  • 2. VCH Northants. Families, 276.
  • 3. Stuart mss 65/16.