Ralph Weldon

Ralph Weldon (baptised 1606 – 1676) was an English politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1654 to 1656. He fought in the Parliamentary army in the English Civil War.[1]

Weldon was the son of Sir Anthony Weldon of Swanscombe, Kent. He was admitted at Jesus College, Cambridge on 24 November 1620. He became a commander in the Parliamentary Army at Taunton, Somerset, and took part in the siege of Bristol in 1645. He gave up his command to become Governor of Plymouth in 1645.[2]

In 1654, Weldon was elected Member of Parliament for Kent in the First Protectorate Parliament and was re-elected MP for Kent in 1656 for the Second Protectorate Parliament.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Hopper, Andrew J. "Weldon, Ralph". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (online ed.). Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/28992. (Subscription or UK public library membership required.)
  2. ^ "Weldon, Ralph (WLDN620R)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge.
  3. ^ Willis, Browne (1750). Notitia Parliamentaria, Part II: A Series or Lists of the Representatives in the several Parliaments held from the Reformation 1541, to the Restoration 1660 ... London. pp. 229–239.
Parliament of England
Preceded by
Sir John Colepeper
Augustine Skinner
Member of Parliament for Kent
1645–1648
With: Augustine Skinner
Succeeded by
Augustine Skinner
Preceded by
Viscount Lisle
Thomas Blount
William Kenrick
William Cullen
Andrew Broughton
Member of Parliament for Kent
1654–1656
With: Lieutenant Colonel Henry Oxenden 1654–1656
William James 1654–1656
Colonel John Dixwell 1654–1656
Lambert Godfrey 1654–1656
Colonel Richard Beal 1654–1656
John Selliard 1654–1656
John Boys 1654–1656
Daniel Shatterden 1654–1656
Augustine Skinner 1654
Sir Henry Vane (senior) 1654
William James 1656
Richard Meredith 1656
Succeeded by
Sir Thomas Style, 2nd Baronet
William James