Maurice Abbot

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Sir Maurice Abbot (Morris) (1565–1642) was an English merchant and politician who sat in the House of Commons between 1621 and 1626. He was Lord Mayor of London in 1638.

Abbot was the fifth and youngest son of Maurice Abbot, a cloth-worker of Guildford who died in 1606, and was the brother of Archbishop George Abbot and of Robert, who became Bishop of Salisbury. He was an original member of the East India Company.[1] He was involved in the settling of the colony in Virginia in 1624.

In 1621, Abbot was elected Member of Parliament for Hull. He was chosen as a replacement for another member at Hull in 1624 and was re-elected for the seat in 1625. In 1626 he was elected MP for City of London.[2] He was appointed a Sheriff of London in 1628. He was appointed governor of the East India Company in 1633, and elected Lord Mayor of London in 1638.[3]

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Parliament of England
Preceded by
Sir John Bourchier
Richard Burgis
Member of Parliament for Kingston upon Hull
1621–1622
With: John Lister
Succeeded by
John Lister
Sir John Suckling
Preceded by
John Lister
Sir John Suckling
Member of Parliament for Kingston upon Hull
1624–1625
With: John Lister
Succeeded by
John Lister
Lancelot Roper
Preceded by
Sir Thomas Middleton
Heneage Finch
Robert Bateman
Martin Bond
Member of Parliament for City of London
1626
With: Sir Thomas Middleton
Heneage Finch
Sir Robert Bateman
Succeeded by
Thomas Moulson
Christopher Clitherow
Henry Waller
James Bunce
Civic offices
Preceded by
Sir Edward Bromfield
Lord Mayor of London
1638
Succeeded by
Sir Henry Garraway