Henry Caesar

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For the priest, see Henry Caesar (priest).

Henry Caesar (2 October 1630 – 6 January 1668 ) was an English politician who sat in the House of Commons in 1660 and 1666 through 1668.

Caesar was the son of Sir Charles Caesar and succeeded to the estate of Bennington, Hertfordshire in 1642. He was admitted at Jesus College, Cambridge on 10 June 1646 and admitted at Inner Temple in 1647.[1]

In 1660, Caesar was elected Member of Parliament for Hertfordshire in the Convention Parliament. He regained his seat in Cavalier Parliament in a by-election in April 1666.[2] He was knighted on 7 July 1660.[3]

Caesar married Elizabeth daughter of Robert Angel a merchant of London on 6 November 1649.

Caesar died of smallpox in 1668 at the age of 37.[1] He was survived by his son Charles who became a member of parliament and his daughter Jane wife of Sir Thomas Blount, 1st Baronet.


  1. ^ a b "Caesar, Henry (CSR646H)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 
  2. ^ History of Parliament Online - Caesar, Henry
  3. ^ Knights of England
Parliament of England
Preceded by
no represenation in Rump Parliament
Member of Parliament for Hertfordshire
With: Rowland Lytton
Succeeded by
Sir Richard Franklin
Sir Thomas Fanshawe
Preceded by
Sir Richard Franklin
Thomas Fanshawe, 1st Viscount Fanshawe
Member of Parliament for Hertfordshire
With: Sir Richard Franklin
Succeeded by
Sir Richard Franklin
Viscount Cranborne