Arthur Harris (MP)

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Sir Arthur Harris (died 9 January 1632) was an English politician who sat in the House of Commons at various times between 1624 and 1629.

Harris was the son of Sir William Harris, of Cricksey, Essex. He was admitted at Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge in February 1601. He was admitted at Gray's Inn on 20 November 1605 and possibly at Lincoln's Inn on 28 April 1607.[1] He was of Cricksey and Woodham Mortimer, Essex, and was knighted on 15 July 1606.

In 1624, he was elected Member of Parliament for Maldon in the Happy Parliament. He was appointed High Sheriff of Essex for 1625–26. He was elected MP for both Maldon and Essex in 1625 and chose to sit for Essex. In 1628 he was elected MP for Maldon again and sat until 1629 when King Charles decided to rule without parliament for eleven years.[2]

Harris died in 1632.[1] He had married firstly Anne Cranmer, daughter of Robert Cranmer, of Kent and secondly Anne Salter, daughter of Sir Nicolas Salter, of Enfield, Middlesex. He had sons Cranmer, John, Thomas and Salter.[1]

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Parliament of England
Preceded by
Sir Henry Mildmay
Sir Julius Caesar
Member of Parliament for Maldon
1624-1625
With: Sir William Masham, 1st Baronet
Succeeded by
Sir William Masham, 1st Baronet
Sir Henry Mildmay
Preceded by
Sir Francis Barrington, 1st Baronet
Sir Thomas Cheek
Member of Parliament for Essex
1625
With: Sir Francis Barrington, 1st Baronet
Succeeded by
Sir Francis Barrington, 1st Baronet
Sir Harbottle Grimston
Preceded by
Sir William Masham, Bt
Sir Thomas Cheek
Member of Parliament for Maldon
1628-1629
With: Sir Henry Mildmay
Succeeded by
Parliament suspended until 1640