Sir James Langham, 2nd Baronet

Sir James Langham, 2nd Baronet (c. 1621 – 22 August 1699) of Cottesbrook, Northamptonshire was an English politician who sat in the House of Commons at various times between 1656 and 1662.

Langham was the eldest son of Sir John Langham, 1st Baronet and his wife Mary Bunce.[1] He was educated at Emmanuel College, Cambridge, where he matriculated in 1638, and was admitted to Lincoln's Inn in 1640 to train for the law. He was knighted in 1660 and appointed Sheriff of Northamptonshire for 1664.[2]

In 1656, Langham was elected Member of Parliament for Northamptonshire in the Second Protectorate Parliament. He was elected MP for Northampton in 1659 for the Third Protectorate Parliament.[3] In 1661, Langham was elected Member of Parliament for Northampton in the Cavalier Parliament but the election was declared void on 13 June. Langham was again elected MP for Northampton in February 1662 but the election was also declared void on 26 April 1662.[4][5]

Langham inherited the baronetcy on the death of his father in 1671. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1678.[2]

Langham married four times, his first wife being Mary Alston, the daughter of Sir Edward Alston, his second wife Elizabeth, the daughter of Ferdinando Hastings, 6th Earl of Huntingdon, his third wife Penelope, the daughter of John Holles, 2nd Earl of Clare and his fourth wife Dorothy, the daughter of John Pomeroy of Devon.[2]

He died at Kensington and was buried at Cottesbrooke, Northamptonshire, leaving no male children. He was succeeded in the baronetcy by his brother William. His daughter married Henry Booth, 1st Earl of Warrington.[1]


  1. ^ a b John Burke A General and heraldic dictionary of the peerage and baronetage of ..., Volume 2
  2. ^ a b c "Library and Archive Catalogue". Royal Society. Retrieved 8 March 2012.
  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. onepage&q&f&#61, false 229–239.
  4. ^ "History of Parliament". History of Parliament online. Retrieved 8 March 2010.
  5. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "N" (part 2)
Parliament of England
Preceded by
Sir Gilbert Pickering, Bt

Thomas Brooke
John Crew
Sir John Norwich, Bt
John Claypole, senior
Sir John Dryden, Bt

Member of Parliament for Northamptonshire
With: Sir Gilbert Pickering, Bt
John, Lord Claypole
William Boteler
Thomas Crew
Alexander Blake
Succeeded by
Richard Knightley
Philip Holman
Preceded by
Francis Harvey
Member of Parliament for Northampton
With: Francis Harvey
Succeeded by
Not represented in Restored Rump
Baronetage of England
Preceded by
John Langham
(of Cottesbrooke)
Succeeded by
William Langham