In April 1640, Sainthill was elected Member of Parliament for Tiverton in the Short Parliament. He was re-elected in November 1640 for the Long Parliament but supported the king and was disabled from sitting in January 1644. In July 1644 Sainthill entertained King Charles at Bradninch and lent him money for his campaigns.
Sainthill married Dorothy Parker, daughter of Robert Parker and his wife Mary on 12 May 1614 at Bradninch, Devon.
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