Edward Bayntun (died 1679)

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Sir Edward Bayntun (2 December 1618 – 26 July 1679) was an English politician who sat in the House of Commons variously between 1640 and 1679.

Bayntun was the son of Sir Edward Bayntun of Bromham, Wiltshire and his wife Elizabeth Maynard, daughter of Sir Henry Maynard of Eaton, Essex.[1] He matriculated at St John's College, Oxford on 15 January 1636, aged 17. He was a student of Lincoln's Inn in 1638.[2]

In April 1640, Bayntun was elected Member of Parliament for Devizes in the Short Parliament. He was re-elected MP for Devizes for the Long Parliament in November 1640[3] and sat until he was excluded under Pride's Purge in 1648.[2] In 1654 he was re-elected MP for Devizes in the First Protectorate Parliament. He was elected MP for Calne in 1659 for the Third Protectorate Parliament[3] and in 1660 for the Convention Parliament.[3]

After the Restoration, Bayntun was created Knight of the Bath in 1661 and had a command in the Scots army. He was High Sheriff of Wiltshire in 1664.[2] In 1675 he was elected MP for Devizes again and sat until his death in 1679.[3]

Bayntun died at the age of 60 .

Bayntun married Stuarta Thynne, daughter of Sir Thomas Thynne. Their son Henry was also an MP in Wiltshire.[1]

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Parliament of England
Preceded by
Parliament suspended since 1629
Member of Parliament for Devizes
1640-1648
With: Henry Danvers 1640
Robert Nicolas
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Not represented in Barebones Parliament
Member of Parliament for Devizes
1654
Succeeded by
Edward Scotten
Preceded by
Not represented
Member of Parliament for Calne
1659
With: William Duckett
Succeeded by
Not represented in restored Rump
Preceded by
Not represented in restored Rump
Member of Parliament for Calne
1660
With: William Duckett
Succeeded by
William Duckett
Preceded by
Edward Lewis
John Kent
Member of Parliament for Devizes
1675-1679
With: George Johnson 1675-1679
Sir Walter Ernle
Succeeded by
Sir Giles Hungerford
John Eyles