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About Humphrey Mackworth, MP
From Wikipedia (March 2014):
Humphrey Mackworth (died 1654) was an English lawyer and politician who sat in the House of Commons in 1654. He supported the Parliamentary cause in the English Civil War.
Mackworth was the son of Richard Mackworth of Betton Grange, Shropshire. He was educated at Shrewsbury School and matriculated from Queens' College, Cambridge at Easter 1619. He was admitted at Gray's Inn on 24 October 1621 and became Recorder of Shrewsbury. In 1645 he was made an Ancient of his Inn. He was Vice-Chamberlain of Chester in 1647 and was sometime Parliamentary Governor of Shrewsbury. He became a Bencher of his Inn in 1650. In 1654, he was elected Member of Parliament for Shropshire in the First Protectorate Parliament.
Mackworth died in 1654 and was buried in Westminster Abbey, as 'Colonel,' on 26 December 1654. After the Restoration his body was disinterred and buried in St Margaret's.
Mackworth was probably the father of Thomas Mackworth.
-------------------- Governor of Shrewsbury