William Ravenscroft

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William Ravenscroft (1561 – 27 October 1628) was an English politician who sat in the House of Commons at various times between 1586 and 1628.

Ravenscroft was the son of George Ravenscroft. He was educated at Brasenose College, Oxford in 1578, aged 17 and was awarded BA in 1580. He entered Lincoln's Inn in 1580. In 1586, he was elected Member of Parliament for Flintshire. He was called to the bar in 1589. In 1597 he was elected again as MP for Flintshire. He became Clerk of the petty bag in 1598. In 1601 he was re-elected MP for Flintshire. He was elected MP for Old Sarum in 1604 and 1614. In 1621 he was elected MP for Flint. He became associate bencher and treasurer of Lincoln's Inn in 1621 and became master of the library in 1624. In 1624 he was re-elected MP for Flint. He was elected MP for Flint again in 1625 and 1628.[1]

Ravenscroft died unmarried at the age of about 67.[1]

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Parliament of England
Preceded by
John Hope
Member of Parliament for Flintshire
1586
Succeeded by
Roger Puleston
Preceded by
Thomas Hanmer
Member of Parliament for Flintshire
1597–1601
Succeeded by
Roger Puleston
Preceded by
Robert Turner
Henry Hyde
Member of Parliament for Old Sarum
1604–1614
With: Edward Leache 1604–1611
William Price
Succeeded by
George Myne
Thomas Brett
Preceded by
John Eyton
Member of Parliament for Flint
1621–1625
Succeeded by
John Salusbury
Preceded by
John Salusbury
Member of Parliament for Flint
1628
Succeeded by
Parliament suspended until 1640