CONNOCK, John I (1631-c.75), of Treworgey, St. Cleer, Cornw.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1660-1690, ed. B.D. Henning, 1983
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5 May 1660

Family and Education

b. 31 July 1631, 1st s. of Nicholas Connock of St. Cleer by Joan, da. of Hannibal Vivian of Trelowarren, Cornw. educ. M. Temple 1649. m. (1) by 1654, Bridget, da. and coh. of Walter Hele of Wimpston, Modbury, Devon, 1s.; (2) Elizabeth, da. of John Courtenay of Molland, Devon, wid. of John Tremayne of Collacombe, Cornw., 2s. 5da. suc. fa. 1641, uncle John in Treworgey estate 1658.1

Offices Held

Commr. for assessment, Cornw. 1661-74, sheriff 1669-70.


Connock was descended from a Wiltshire tanner who was appointed receiver of the duchy of Cornwall, and at the dissolution of the monasteries acquired extensive property in and around Liskeard, which he first represented in 1554. Connock’s uncle, the head of the family, was also a duchy official; he served in the royalist army as major of horse in the first Civil War, and Treworgey was sequestrated in 1648, but no composition proceedings are recorded.

Connock was involved in a double return at Liskeard, two miles from his home, at the general election of 1660, and seated on the merits of the return. He made no recorded speeches in the Convention and was named to no committees, but was presumably a court supporter. He is not known to have stood again. His will dated 3 Dec. 1674 was proved at Bodmin on 27 Mar. 1676.2

Ref Volumes: 1660-1690

Authors: M. W. Helms / Paula Watson


  • 1. Vivian, Vis. Cornw. 93, 618; PCC 433 Ruthen, 46 Wootton.
  • 2. Paroch. Hist. Cornw. i. 202; iii. 151; M. Coate, Cornw. in Gt. Civil War, 182, 267-8; Cal. Comm. Comp. 117, 2980; List of Officers Claiming (1663), 127; Cornw. RO, will.