Maurice Abbott, Jr (1565 - 1641) MP

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Birthplace: Guildford, Surrey, England, (Present UK)
Death: Died in Guildford, Surrey, England, (Present UK)
Occupation: Eminent merchant, governor of East India Co., and Lord Mayor of London, Lord Mayor
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About Maurice Abbott, Jr

From the English Wikipedia page on Maurice Abbott:

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The Right Honourable Maurice Abbot MP

Member of the United Kingdom Parliament for Kingston upon Hull

  • In office 1621–1622
  • Serving with John Lister
  • Preceded by Unknown
  • Succeeded by John Lister, Sir John Suckling

Member of the United Kingdom Parliament for Kingston upon Hull

  • In office 1624–1625
  • Serving with John Lister
  • Preceded by John Lister, Sir John Suckling
  • Succeeded by John Lister, Lancelot Roper

Member of the United Kingdom Parliament for City of London

  • In office 1626–1626
  • Serving with Sir Thomas Middleton, Heneage Finch, Robert Bateman
  • Preceded by Sir Thomas Middleton, Heneage Finch, Robert Bateman, Martin Bond
  • Succeeded by Thomas Moulson, Christopher Clitherow, Henry Waller, James Bunce

Lord Mayor of the City of London

  • In office 1638–1638
  • Preceded by Sir Edward Bromfield
  • Succeeded by Sir Henry Garraway

Personal details

  • Born 1565
  • Died 1642
  • Nationality English

Sir Maurice Abbot (Morris) (1565–1642) was an English merchant and politician who sat in the House of Commons between 1621 and 1626. He was Lord Mayor of London in 1638.

Abbot was the son of Maurice Abbot a cloth-worker of Guildford who died in 1606, and was the youngest brother of Archbishop George Abbot. He was an original member of the East India Company.[1] He was involved in the settling of the colony in Virginia in 1624.

In 1621, Abbot was elected Member of Parliament for Hull. He was chosen as a replacement for another member at Hull in 1624 and was re-elected for the seat in 1625. In 1626 he was elected MP for City of London.[2]

He was appointed a Sheriff of London in 1628. He was appointed governor of the East India Company in 1633 , and elected Lord Mayor of London in 1638.[3]

References

  • 1.^ Concise Dictionary of National Biography
  • 2.^ Browne Willis Notitia parliamentaria, or, An history of the counties, cities, and boroughs in England and Wales: ... The whole extracted from mss. and printed evidences 1750 pp229-239
  • 3.^ 'Chronological list of aldermen: 1601-1650', The Aldermen of the City of London: Temp. Henry III - 1912 (1908), pp. 47-75. Date accessed: 16 July 2011
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Right Honorable Sir Maurice Abbott, Lord Mayor of London's Timeline

1565
October 2, 1565
Guildford, Surrey, England, (Present UK)
1598
May 27, 1598
Age 32
London, Middlesex, England, (Present UK)
1600
1600
Age 34
Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire, England, (Present UK)
1601
April 17, 1601
Age 35
London, Greater London, United Kingdom
1603
1603
Age 37
London, Greater London, UK
1605
1605
Age 39
London, Greater London, UK
1607
1607
Age 41
Kent, England
1641
January 10, 1641
Age 75
Guildford, Surrey, England, (Present UK)
1641
Age 75
City of London, Greater London, England, United Kingdom
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