John Bampfield

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John Bampfield (born ca. 1585, date of death unknown) was an English politician who sat in the House of Commons at various times between 1621 and 1629.

Bampfield was the son of Amias Bampfield of Poltimore House, Devon. He matriculated at Exeter College, Oxford on 13 July 1604, aged 18. He was a student of the Middle Temple in 1607. In 1621, he was elected Member of Parliament for Tiverton. He was elected MP for Devon in 1628 and sat until 1629 when King Charles decided to rule without parliament for eleven years.[1]

Bampfield married Elizabeth Drake, daughter of Thomas Drake and niece of Sir Francis Drake. His son John was created a baronet.[2] His son Francis was an English Divine[1] and another son Thomas was briefly Speaker of the House of Commons.


  1. ^ a b 'Alumni Oxonienses, 1500-1714: Baal-Barrow', Alumni Oxonienses 1500-1714: Abannan-Kyte (1891), pp. 51-78. Date accessed: 19 November 2011
  2. ^ Burke, John (1832). A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage of the British Empire. vol. I (4th ed.). London: Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley. p. 306. 
Parliament of England
Preceded by
Constituency enfranchised 1615
Member of Parliament for Tiverton
With: John Davie
Succeeded by
Sir George Chudleigh
Humphrey Weare
Preceded by
John Drake
John Pole
Member of Parliament for Devon
With: Sir Francis Drake, 1st Baronet
Succeeded by
Parliament suspended until 1640