|Died||1668, aged 65
Daniel Blagrave (1603–1668) was a prominent resident of the town of Reading, in the English county of Berkshire. He was Member of Parliament for the Parliamentary Borough of Reading over several periods between 1640 and 1660, and was also one of the signatories of King Charles I's death warrant.
Daniel Blagrave was educated at Reading School and trained to be a lawyer. Daniel Blagrave's uncle was the mathematician John Blagrave of Southcote Manor, in what is now the Reading suburb of Southcote, and Daniel inherited the manor on John's death. In 1643 he permitted the Earl of Essex to use the manor as the Roundhead headquarters during the Siege of Reading. He was Recorder of Reading from 1645 to 1656 and again from 1658.
During the Commonwealth, Daniel Blagrave held various commissions and posts, and is said to have become a very wealthy man as a consequence.
- Stephen, Leslie, ed. (1886). "Blagrave, Daniel". Dictionary of National Biography 5. London: Smith, Elder & Co.
|This article relies largely or entirely upon a single source. (May 2014)|
|This article about a Member of the Parliament of England (up to 1707) is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|