Adam Baynes (bapt. 1622; died 1671) was a parliamentary army officer and MP for Leeds during the Commonwealth, and as such the first MP for the city. He was later also MP for Appleby. He is described as "an army agent of some influence at Whitehall".
His family had lived at Knostrop Hall, east of Leeds, since at least the mid sixteenth century.
- The Story of English Towns - Leeds J. S. Fletcher, Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, 1919
- Hirst, Derek, 'The fracturing of the Cromwellian alliance : Leeds and Adam Baynes'. English Historical Review 108 (1993), 868-94
- Scott, David, ‘Baynes, Adam (bap. 1622, d. 1671)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, Sept 2004; online edn, Jan 2008, accessed 13 Jan 2009
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