Peter Sainthill

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For the earlier MP, see Peter Sainthill (died 1571).

Peter Sainthill (8 July 1593 – 12 August 1648) was an English politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1640 to 1644. He was a strong supporter of the Royalist side in the English Civil War.

Sainthill was born at Bradninch, Devon, the son of Peter Sainthill of Bradninch House.[1] He was educated at the Free Grammar School at Tiverton (Blundell's School) and was recorder of Tiverton.[2]

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.[3] In July 1644 Sainthill entertained King Charles at Bradninch and lent him money for his campaigns.[4]

Sainthill went to Livorno in Italy in 1646 to stay with his brother Robert Sainthill who was agent for the Duke of Tuscany.[5] He died at Livorno at the age of 55.

Sainthill married Dorothy Parker, daughter of Robert Parker and his wife Mary on 12 May 1614 at Bradninch, Devon.

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Parliament of England
Preceded by
Parliament suspended since 1629
Member of Parliament for Tiverton
1640-1644
With: Peter Ball
George Hartnall
Succeeded by
Robert Shapcote
Joh Elford