Sir Robert Bernard, 1st Baronet

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Sir Robert Bernard, 1st Baronet (1601 – 1666) was an English lawyer and politician who sat in the House of Commons in 1640.

Bernard was born at Kingsthorpe, Northamptonshire, the son of Francis Bernard. He was admitted at the Middle Temple on 13 November 1615. He was Recorder of Huntingdon.[1]

In April 1640, Bernard was elected Member of Parliament for Huntingdon in the Short Parliament.[2]

Bernard was Counsel for Cambridge University in 1646 and steward and judge of the Court of the Isle of Ely in 1649.[1] He was a serjeant-at-law and was created a baronet, of Huntingdon on 1 July 1662.[3]

Bernard died in his 66th year and was buried in the north aisle of Abington Church, Northamptonshire where there is a monument.[3]

Bernard married firstly Elizabeth Tallakerne, daughter of Sir John Tallakerne. Their children included John and Lucy who married Sir Nicholas Pedley MP for Huntingdon. Bernard married secondly to Lady Elizabeth Digby, widow of Robert Digby, 1st Baron Digby. She died in 1662 and was buried at St Paul's Covent Garden.[3]

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Parliament of England
Preceded by
Parliament suspended since 1629
Member of Parliament for Huntingdon
1640
With: William Montagu
Succeeded by
George Montagu
Abraham Burrell