Richard Denys

Richard Denys (c. 1525 – 1593/94), of Cold Ashton, Gloucestershire, was an English politician.

FamilyEdit

Denys was the eldest son of Sir Walter Denys, who was well known in local public affairs, by his first wife. His inheritance did not match his family's social standing. Denys married, by 1557, Anne St John, a daughter of the MP Sir John St. John of Bletsoe, Bedfordshire. Together they had four sons and six daughters.

CareerEdit

He was a Member (MP) of the Parliament of England for Bath in 1547 and for Gloucestershire in 1563. When Denys was elected in 1547, so was his uncle, Maurice Denys. His brothers-in-law, Oliver St. John and Francis Russell, joined them.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "DENYS, Richard (1525-93/94), of Cold Ashton, Glos. - History of Parliament Online". historyofparliamentonline.org.
Parliament of England
Preceded by
Matthew Colthurst
Silvester Sedborough
Member of Parliament for Bath
1547
With: John Clerke
Succeeded by
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Parliament of England
Preceded by
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Member of Parliament for Gloucestershire
1563
With: Nicholas Welshe
Succeeded by
Giles Poole
Nicholas Poyntz