Nathaniel Barnardiston

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Sir Nathaniel Barnardiston (1588 – 25 July 1653) was an English politician who sat in the House of Commons variously between 1628 and 1648.

Barnardiston was the son of Sir Thomas Barnardiston of Witham Essex and his wife Mary Knight, daughter of Sir RIchard Knight.[1] He was High Sheriff of Suffolk in 1625.

In 1628 Barnardiston was elected Member of Parliament for Suffolk and held the seat until 1629 when King Charles decided to rule without parliament for eleven years. In April 1640, he was re-elected MP for Suffolk in the Short Parliament and again in November 1640 for the Long Parliament.[2] He is not recorded as sitting after Pride's Purge in 1648.

Barnardiston died at the age of 65.

Barnardiston married Jane Soame daughter of SIr Peter Soame, Lord Mayor of London. Their sons Thomas and Samuel both became MPs and baronets.[1]

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Parliament of England
Preceded by
Sir Robert Naunton
Sir Robert Crane, 1st Baronet
Member of Parliament for Suffolk
1628-1629
With: Sir William Spring
Succeeded by
Parliament suspended until 1640
Preceded by
Parliament suspended since 1629
Member of Parliament for Suffolk
1640-1648
With: Sir Philip Parker
Succeeded by
Not represented in the Rump Parliament