GLYD, John (c.1651-89), of Gray's Inn.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1660-1690, ed. B.D. Henning, 1983
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14 Jan. - 23 Nov. 1689

Family and Education

b. c.1651, o.s. of Richard Glyd (d.1658) of Pendhill, Bletchingley, Surr. by Anne, da. of Anthony Stoughton of Worplesdon, Surr. educ. St. Edmund Hall, Oxf. matric. 12 July 1667, aged 15; G. Inn 1667, called 1674, ancient 1688. unm. suc. gdfa. 1665.1

Offices Held

Commr. for assessment, Surr. 1679-80, 1689.


Glyd’s grandfather, a tallow-chandler of Sussex origins, married a Bletchingley heiress, and built a fine house there in 1636. The family took no known part in the Civil War. Pendhill was settled on Glyd’s mother, who survived him, and Glyd himself, a bachelor, lived in chambers at Gray’s Inn, ‘a lawyer of sound judgment, good learning, and very fair reputation, as well for his morals as for his religion’. In October 1679 he cast his vote at Bletchingley for the exclusionist candidates, George Evelyn II and John Morris, though he hedged his bets in 1685 by voting for the Tory Ambrose Browne, together with Morris’s partner, Sir Robert Clayton. He himself was returned for the borough to the Convention as a Whig. He was named to no committees and it is not recorded that he spoke. He died unmarried on 23 Nov. 1689, the only member of the family to sit in Parliament.2

Ref Volumes: 1660-1690

Author: J. S. Crossette


  • 1. Vis. Surr. (Harl. Soc. lx), 49.
  • 2. Vis. London (Harl. Soc. xv), i. 317; VCH Surr. iv. 253, 263; Surr. Arch. Coll. v. 219; xxv. 84-86; U. Lambert, Bletchingley, 313-15; PCC 71 Dyke; Surr. RO, Clayton mss, 60/9/4, 6.