LONDON, John (1671-1734), of Colne Engaine, Essex, and Stoke Newington, Mdx.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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1710 - 17 Mar. 1711
1713 - 1722

Family and Education

b. 9 Jan. 1671,1 3rd s. of Samuel London of Colne Engaine by Mary, da. of Richard Bridge of Wakes Colne, Essex. m., 1s. 1da.

Offices Held


John London, a Dissenter,2 was descended from Roger London, who bought the manor of Overhall, in Colne Engaine, in 1551. As a factor of Blackwell Hall,3 the centre of the London cloth trade, he held valuable army clothing contracts under Anne and George I.4 Returned unopposed as a Whig for Wilton in 1715, he voted with the Administration in all recorded divisions. He did not stand again, dying 25 Nov. 1734.

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: R. S. Lea


  • 1. Morant, Essex, ii. 219.
  • 2. CJ, xvi. 559.
  • 3. Luttrell, vi. 696,
  • 4. Cal. Treas. Bks. xx. 265; xxvi passim; Cal. Treas. Pprs. 1714-19, p. 252.