Sir John Wray, 3rd Baronet

Sir John Wray, 3rd Baronet (21 September 1619 – October 1664) was an English politician who sat in the House of Commons in 1654.

Wray was the son of Sir John Wray, 2nd Baronet and his wife Grisella Bethell, daughter of Sir Hugh Bethell of Ellerton, Yorkshire. He matriculated from Magdalene College, Cambridge at Easter 1635 and was awarded MA in 1636.[1]

In 1654, Wray was elected Member of Parliament for Lincolnshire for the First Protectorate Parliament.[2] He succeeded his father as baronet in December 1655.[1]

Wray died at the age of 45 and was buried at Glentworth, Lincolnshire on 29 October 1664.[1] He was succeeded in the baronetcy by his cousin Christopher, 2nd Bt., of Ashby[3]

Wray married firstly Elizabeth D'Ewes, widow of Sir Simonds D'Ewes, by whom he had no issue. He married secondly, in 1661, Sarah Evelyn, daughter of Sir John Evelyn of West Dean, Wiltshire, by whom he left a daughter and heiress. After his death, Sarah married Thomas Fanshawe, 2nd Viscount Fanshawe.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Wray, John (WRY635J)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge.
  2. ^ 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.
  3. ^ Burke, Messrs. John & John Bernard, The Extinct and Dormant Baronetcies of England, Ireland, and Scotland, Second edition, London, 1841, pp. 584–5.
Parliament of England
Preceded by
Sir William Brownlow
Richard Cust
Barnaby Bowtel
Humphrey Walcot
William Thompson
Member of Parliament for Lincolnshire
1654
With: Edward Rossiter
Thomas Hall
Thomas Lister
Charles Hall
Captain Francis Fiennes
Colonel Thomas Hatcher
William Woolley
William Savile
William Welby
Succeeded by
Edward Rossiter
Thomas Hall
Thomas Lister
Charles Hall
Captain Francis Fiennes
Sir Charles Hussey, 1st Baronet
Colonel Thomas Hatcher
William Woolley
William Savile
William Welby
Baronetage of England
Preceded by
John Wray
Baronet
(of Glentworth)
1655–1664
Succeeded by
Christopher Wray