CONNOCK, John II (c.1654-1730), 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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Mar. 1679

Family and Education

b. c.1654, 1st s. of John Connock I by 1st w. educ. Christ Church, Oxf. matric. 16 Dec. 1670, aged 16. m. Maria, da. of Robert Burgoyne of South Tawton, Devon, 2s. 3da. suc. fa. 1676.

Offices Held

Commr. for assessment, Cornw. 1677-80, 1689-90, j.p. 1680-?d.; alderman, Liskeard 1685-Oct. 1688.


Connock was returned for Liskeard at the first general election of 1679. Classed as ‘honest’ by Shaftesbury, he made no speeches and was appointed to no committees in the first Exclusion Parliament; but he voted for the bill, probably under the influence of his colleague John Buller. He soon went over to the Court, however, making way for Jonathan Trelawny I in the autumn election, and he was added to the commission of the peace in 1680 and named to the corporation of Liskeard in the new charter. He regained his seat in 1685, but left no trace on the records of James II’s Parliament. The Earl of Bath recommended him for re-election as court candidate in 1688, but he is not known to have stood again, though he accepted the Revolution and remained on the commission of the peace. The last of the family to sit in Parliament, he was buried at St. Stephen’s by Saltash on 17 July 1730.

Vivian, Vis. Cornw. 93; CSP Dom. 1685, p. 66.

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Author: Paula Watson