Francis Luttrell

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Francis Luttrell (1628 – 1666) was an English lawyer and politician who sat in the House of Commons at various times between 1656 and 1666.

Luttrell was the second surviving son of Thomas Luttrell of Dunster and his wife Jane Popham, daughter of Sir Francis Popham of Littlecote, Wiltshire. He was baptised on 1 November 1628. He entered Lincoln's Inn in 1646 and was called to the bar in 1653. In 1656, he was elected Member of Parliament for Somerset. He was J.P. for Somerset from 1657 to 1659 and commissioner for assessment for Somerset in 1657 and from January 1660 until his death. He became JP for Somerset again from March 1660 until his death. He became commissioner for militia for Somerset in March 1660 and colonel of militia in April 1660.[1]

In April 1660, Luttrell was elected MP for Minehead in the Convention Parliament. He was proposed as a Knight of the Royal Oak, with an income of £1,500 per year. He was commissioner for sewers in August and December 1660. In 1661 he was re-elected MP for Minehead in the Cavalier Parliament and sat until his death in 1666.[1]

Luttrell died at the age of 37 and was buried at Dunster on 14 March 1666.[1]

Luttrell married Lucy Symonds, daughter of Thomas Symonds of Whittlesford, Cambridgeshire and granddaughter of John Pym on 8 October 1655. They had three sons. He succeeded his brother Alexander Luttrell in 1655.[1]


Parliament of England
Preceded by
Sir John Horner
John Buckland
General John Desborough
John Preston
John Harrington
John Ashe
Charles Steynings
Robert Long
Richard Jones
Thomas Hippisley
Samuel Perry
Member of Parliament for Somerset
With: John Buckland
General John Desborough
John Harrington
John Ashe
Robert Long
Alexander Popham
Colonel John Gorges
Sir Lislebone Long
William Wyndham
Francis Rolle
Succeeded by
John Buckland
Robert Hunt