Robert Johnson (MP)

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Sir
Robert Johnson
MP
Born c 1537
Died 1622
Nationality English
Occupation Politician

Robert Johnson (c 1537 – 1622) was an English politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1597 to 1614.

Johnson was the eldest son of William Johnson of Crawley, Buckinghamshire. He was a surveyor and succeeded to the properties at Crawley on the death of his father in 1558. He was Keeper of Gawle, Forest of Dean in 1591. In 1597, he was elected Member of Parliament for Monmouth Boroughs where he was named to committees on weights and measures and pawnbrokers . He was re-elected MP for Monmouth in 1601 and took a strong line in parliament then on temperance issues. He proposed, for example, on 3 November that innkeepers who failed to restrain habitual drinkers should suffer corporal punishment. In 1602 he was clerk of deliveries of the ordnance. He was knighted on 10 July 1604. In 1604 he was re-elected MP for Monmouth. He was re-elected MP for Monmouth in 1614.[1][2]

Johnson died in the first half of 1622.[1]

Johnson married Marion who died in 1585 and had three sons.[1]

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Parliament of England
Preceded by
Edward Hubberd
Member of Parliament for Monmouth Boroughs
1597–1614
Succeeded by
Thomas Ravenscroft