Sir John Evelyn, 2nd Baronet

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Sir John Evelyn of Wotton, 2nd Bt, MP
(the original is supposedly by Kneller)

Sir John Evelyn, 2nd Baronet (24 August 1706 – 11 June 1767) was a British baronet and Member of Parliament.

He was born at Wotton, Surrey, the eldest son of Sir John Evelyn, 1st Baronet of Wotton. He matriculated at Queen's College, Oxford, on 28 May 1725, aged 18.[1]

He was Member of Parliament for Helston from 1727 to 1741, for Penryn from 1741 to 1747, and for Helston again from 1747 until his death in 1767. He was Clerk of the Green Cloth to Frederick, Prince of Wales, and subsequently to King George III. He succeeded to his father's baronetcy on 15 July 1763.[1]

He married Mary Boscawen, the fourth daughter of his maternal uncle, Hugh Boscawen, 1st Viscount Falmouth, on 17 August 1732 at Westminster Abbey. She was born on 12 November 1705 and was baptised on 21 November 1705 at St. James's, Westminster. She died on 15 September 1749, and was buried at Wotton. He died on 11 June 1767 aged 60 at Wotton and was buried there 8 days later. He was succeeded by his only son Frederick.[1] There is a known life time portrait of Sir John, Attributed to Jonathan Richardson with family provenance formally with Cider House Galleries Ltd.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Cokayne, George Edward (1906) Complete Baronetage. Volume V. Exeter: W. Pollard & Co. LCCN 06-23564. p. 17
Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
Exton Sayer
Walter Carey
Member of Parliament for Helston
17261741
With: John Harris
Succeeded by
Thomas Walker
Francis Godolphin
Preceded by
Sir Richard Mill, Bt
John Clavering
Member of Parliament for Penryn
17411747
With: Edward Vernon 1741–43
George Boscawen from 1743
Succeeded by
George Boscawen
Henry Seymour Conway
Preceded by
Thomas Walker
Francis Godolphin
Member of Parliament for Helston
17471767
With: Francis Godolphin
William Windham
Succeeded by
William Windham
William Evelyn
Baronetage of Great Britain
Preceded by
John Evelyn
Baronet
(of Wotton)
1763–1767
Succeeded by
Frederick Evelyn