John Nanfan (MP)

John Nanfan (died c. 1677) was a 17th-century English politician, elected MP for Worcestershire in 1656.

Nanfan was the oldest son of William Nanfan of Birtsmorton, Worcestershire.

He married Mary, daughter of Edward Fleet alias Walsgrave of Worcester. Their son was Bridges Nanfan MP.

He was appointed an Assessment Commissioner for Worcestershire in 1656, and a JP in 1660.

Nanfan was elected MP for Worcestershire in 1656, but Oliver Cromwell would not let him take his seat. He stood unsuccessfully for Worcestershire in 1659, and for the city of Worcester in 1661.

He died around 1677.


  • Williams, W. R. (1897). The Parliamentary History of the County of Worcester. pp. 50–51. Retrieved 2 February 2020.
Parliament of England
Preceded by
Sir Thomas Rouse, Bt
Edward Pytts
Nicholas Lechmere
John Bridges
Talbot Badger
Member of Parliament for Worcestershire
With: James Berry
Edward Pytts
Nicholas Lechmere
Sir Thomas Rouse, Bt
Succeeded by
Nicholas Lechmere
Thomas Foley