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Arms of Yonge: Ermine, on a bend cotised sable three griffin's heads erased or
Great House, South Street, Colyton, seat of the Yonge family. Early 17th c., U-shaped plan, possibly remnant of a previous building[1]

Sir John Yonge, 1st Baronet (2 October 1603 – 26 August 1663) of Great House in the parish of Colyton in Devon, was an English politician who sat in the House of Commons variously between 1642 and 1660.

Yonge was the son of Walter Yonge of Colyton and his wife Jane Peryan, daughter of Sir John Peryan.[2] Yonge was a well established merchant and was knighted on 15 September 1625.[3]

In 1642 Yonge was elected Member of Parliament for Plymouth, joining his father (who was already MP for Honiton) in the House of Commons. In December 1648 he was one of the members excluded in Pride's Purge, but returned in the Parliaments of the Protectorate, sitting for Honiton in 1654 and Devon in 1656.[4] In 1660, he was again chosen MP for Honiton in the Convention Parliament.[4]

After the Restoration, Yonge was created a baronet of Culliton on 26 September 1661. He died two years later at the age of 59.

Yonge married Elizabeth Strode and had two sons and a daughter. His son Walter succeeded to the baronetcy.[2]

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Parliament of England
Preceded by
John Waddon
Robert Trelawney
Member of Parliament for Plymouth
1642–1648
With: John Waddon
Succeeded by
Seats left vacant after Pride's Purge
Preceded by
Constituency not represented
in the Barebones Parliament
Member of Parliament for Honiton
1654–1655
Succeeded by
Major Samuel Serle
Preceded by
Thomas Saunders, Robert Rolle
Arthur Upton, Thomas Reynell
William Morice, John Hale
William Bastard, William Fry
Sir John Northcote, Henry Hatsell
John Quick
Member of Parliament for Devon
1656–1658
With: Thomas Saunders, Robert Rolle
Arthur Upton, Thomas Reynell
William Morice, John Hale
Sir John Northcote, Captain Henry Hatsell
Edmund Fowell, John Doddridge
Succeeded by
Sir John Northcote
Robert Rolle
Preceded by
Samuel Serle
Walter Yonge
Member of Parliament for Honiton
1660–1661
With: Samuel Serle
Succeeded by
Sir Courtenay Pole
Peter Prideaux
Baronetage of England
Preceded by
new title
Baronet
(of Culliton)
1661–1663
Succeeded by
Walter Yonge