John Lane (MP)

Colonel John Lane of Bentley (1609 – 31 August 1667) was the Member of Parliament for Lichfield, Staffordshire from 1661 to 1667.[1] A Royalist colonel, he had given refuge to King Charles II at his Bentley estate following the Royalist defeat in 1651 at the Battle of Worcester, during the English Civil War.[2] He was appointed MP shortly after the Restoration of the Monarchy. He died in 1667 and was succeeded by Richard Dyott.[3]


  1. ^ Mimardiére, A. M. (1983), "LANE, John", in Henning, Basil Duke (ed.), The House of Commons, 1660-1690, Boydell & Brewer, p. 708
  2. ^ Sampson Erdeswicke, A Survey of Staffordshire (London, 1844), p. 410.
  3. ^ 'Lichfield: Parliamentary representation', A History of the County of Stafford: Volume 14: Lichfield (1990), pp. 92-95.