Anthony Aucher

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Sir Anthony Aucher, 1st Baronet (1614 – 31 May 1692)[1] was an English politician who sat in the House of Commons in 1660. He supported the Royalist cause during the English Civil War.[2]

Aucher was the son of Sir Anthony Aucher (c.1586–1637) (son of Anthony Aucher who in 1547, held the Manor of Plumford in the parish of Ospringe)[3] and his wife Hester Collett, daughter of Peter Collett.[4]

Aucher was knighted at Whitehall on 4 July 1641,[5] however was imprisoned two years later for his involvement in the anti-parliamentarian Petition of Kent.[6] He had to stay in Winchester House for nine months and was then released.[6] In 1660 he was elected Member of Parliament (MP) for Canterbury in the Convention Parliament.[7] On 4 July 1666, he was made a baronet, of Bishopsbourne, in the County of Kent.[8]

By 1635, he married firstly Elizabeth Hatton, daughter of Sir Robert Hatton.[6] She died in 1648,[9] and Aucher married secondly Elizabeth Hewytt, daughter of Robert Hewytt at St Bride's Church in London on 13 October 1681.[6] He had six sons and one daughter by his first wife,[6] who died all in his lifetime,[9] and two sons and two daughters by his second wife.[9] Archer was buried in Bourne, Kent and was succeeded in the baronetcy by his oldest surviving son Anthony[6] and his other son, John was a prebend at Canterbury.[10]


  1. ^ "Leigh Rayment - Baronetage". Retrieved 10 June 2009. 
  2. ^ "British History Online". Retrieved 10 June 2009. 
  3. ^ Hasted, Edward (1798). "Parishes". The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent. Institute of Historical Research. 6: 499–531. Retrieved 16 March 2014. 
  4. ^ "Aucher (Agar, Archer), Sir Anthony (c.1586–1637), of Bishopsbourne, Kent, History of Parliament Online". Retrieved 20 April 2016. 
  5. ^ Shaw, William Arthur (1906). The Knights of England. vol. II. London: Sherratt and Hughes. p. 209. 
  6. ^ a b c d e f "ThePeerage - Sir Anthony Aucher, 1st Bt". Retrieved 20 February 2007. 
  7. ^ History of Parliament Online - Aucher, Anthony
  8. ^ Courthope, William (1835). Synopsis of the Extinct Baronetage of England. London: G. Woodfall. p. 10. 
  9. ^ a b c Burke, John (1841). John Bernhard Burke, ed. A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Extinct and Dormant Baronetcies of England, Ireland and Scotland (2nd ed.). London: Scott, Webster, and Geary. p. 28. 
  10. ^  Cooper, Thompson (1885). "Aucher, John". In Stephen, Leslie. Dictionary of National Biography. 2. London: Smith, Elder & Co. p. 246. 

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Parliament of England
Preceded by
Member of Parliament for Canterbury
With: Heneage Finch
Succeeded by
Francis Lovelace
Sir Edward Master
Baronetage of England
New creation Baronet
(of Bishopsbourne)
Succeeded by
Anthony Aucher