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Sir John Pelham, 3rd Baronet (1623–1703) was an English politician who sat in the House of Commons of England variously between 1644 and 1698.

Pelham was the son of Sir Thomas Pelham, 2nd Baronet, and his wife Mary Wilbraham.[1]

In 1645, Pelham was elected Member of Parliament for Hastings to replace disabled Royalists in the Long Parliament. He was secluded in Pride's Purge in 1648.[1] He inherited the baronetcy on the death of his father in 1654. In 1654 he was elected MP for Sussex in the First Protectorate Parliament and continued sitting in the Second Protectorate Parliament until 1658.[1] After the Restoration he was MP for Sussex from 1660 to 1681 and from 1689 to 1698.[1]

Pelham married Lady Lucy Sydney, daughter of Robert Sydney, 2nd Earl of Leicester and his wife Lady Dorothy Percy, on 20 January 1647.[1] They had three sons and two daughters:

He was succeeded by his son Thomas who was created Baron Pelham in 1706.

In 1694, Pelham attended a cricket match at Lewes and his personal accounts refer to him paying for a wager at the time. This is one of the earliest references in cricket history in which a named individual is involved.[2]

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  • Major, John (2007). More Than A Game. HarperCollins.
Parliament of England
Preceded by
John Ashburnham
Sir Thomas Eversfield
Member of Parliament for Hastings
1645–1648
With: Roger Gratwick
Succeeded by
Roger Gratwick
Preceded by
Anthony Stapley
William Spence
Nathaniel Studeley
Member of Parliament for Sussex
1654–1659
With: Herbert Morley
Sir Thomas Pelham, 2nd Baronet
Anthony Stapley
John Stapley
William Hay
John Fagg
Francis Lord Dacres
Sir Herbert Springet, 1st Baronet
Succeeded by
Not represented in restored Rump
Preceded by
Not represented in restored Rump
Member of Parliament for Sussex
1660–1681
With: Henry Goring
John Ashburnham
Sir William Morley
John Lewknor
Sir Nicholas Pelham
Succeeded by
Sir William Thomas, 1st Baronet
Sir John Fagg, 1st Baronet
Preceded by
Sir Henry Goring, 2nd Baronet
Sir Thomas Dyke, 1st Baronet
Member of Parliament for Sussex
1689–1698
With: Sir William Thomas, 1st Baronet
Succeeded by
Sir William Thomas, 1st Baronet
Robert Orme
Baronetage of England
Preceded by
Thomas Pelham
Baronet
(of Laughton)
1654–1703
Succeeded by
Thomas Pelham