Anthony Rous

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Anthony Rous (1605 – 1 May 1677 ) was an English politician who sat in the House of Commons at various times between 1653 and 1660. He was an officer in the Parliamentary army in the English Civil War.

Rous was the son of Robert Rous and his wife Jane Pym, daughter of Alexander Pym and niece of John Pym.[1]

In 1653, Rous was elected Member of Parliament for Cornwall in the Barebones Parliament. He was re-elected MP for Cornwall in the First Protectorate Parliament and in the Second Protectorate Parliament.[2]

In April 1660, Rous was elected Member of Parliament for Helston for the Convention Parliament in a double return. He was seated in May 1660, but the election was declared void on 27 June and a by-election was held.[3]

Rous married Mary Bradshaw, daughter of William Bradshaw of Lancashire and had a son Francis.[1]


Parliament of England
Preceded by
Not represented in Rump Parliament
Member of Parliament for Cornwall
1653 - 1656
With: Robert Bennet 1653
Francis Langdon 1653
John Bawden 1653
Charles Boscawen 1654
Thomas Gewen 1654
James Launce 1654
Walter Moyle 1654-1656
Thomas Ceely 1654-1656
Richard Carter 1654-166
Anthony Nicholl 1654-1656
Francis Rous
John St Aubin 1656
Succeeded by
Hugh Boscawen
Francis Buller