Robert Packer

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Robert Packer (12 September 1614 – 25 February 1682) was an English politician who sat in the House of Commons in two periods between 1646 and 1679, as well as being Usher of the Exchequer.

Packer was the son of the Clerk of the Privy Seal, John Packer of Shellingford Manor in Berkshire (now Oxfordshire)[1] and his wife, Philippa, the daughter of Francis Mills of Bitterne in Hampshire.

In 1646, he was elected Member of Parliament for Wallingford in the Long Parliament.[2] He was excluded in 1648 under Pride's Purge. In 1660, Packer was elected again as MP for Wallingford in the Convention Parliament. He was re-elected in 1661 for the Cavalier Parliament and sat until 1679.[2]

Packer married Temperance Stephens daughter of Col. Edward Stephens of Little Sodbury in Gloucestershire,[1] by whom he had at least four children. He inherited Shellingford from his father in 1649 and died on 25 February 1682, at the age of 67, being buried in Shellingford Church.

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Parliament of England
Preceded by
Edmund Dunch
Thomas Howard
Member of Parliament for Wallingford
1645-1648
With: Edmund Dunch
Succeeded by
Edmund Dunch
Preceded by
Edmund Dunch
Member of Parliament for Wallingford
1661
With: Hungerford Dunch 1660
Thomas Saunders 1660
Hon. George Fane 1661-1663
Sir John Bennet 1663-1679
Succeeded by
John Stone
Scorey Barker