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Laurence Washington (MP for Maidstone)

Laurence Washington (c. 1546 – 1619), of Chancery Lane, London and Maidstone, Kent, was an English politician.

Washington was a Registrar of Chancery from 1593 until his death, and a Member (MP) of the Parliament of England for Maidstone in 1604.[1]

His son, also Laurence, bought Garsdon manor in Wiltshire in 1631,[2] and his grandson, again Laurence (1622–1662) sat as MP for Malmesbury in 1661.[3]


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  2. ^ "Victoria County History – Wiltshire, vol 14, pp89–95: Garsdon". British History Online. University of London. Retrieved 2 February 2018.
  3. ^ "WASHINGTON, Lawrence (1622-62), of Garsdon, Wilts". History of Parliament Online. Retrieved 2 February 2018.