Charles Sergison

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Charles Sergison (11 January 1655 – 26 November 1732) was an English Royal Navy administrator and politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1698 to 1702.

Sergison became a clerk in one of the Royal Naval dockyards in 1671 and by 1685 was a principal officer and commissioner of the Royal Navy.[1] In 1693 he occupied Cuckfield Place House (Now Cuckfield Park) in Sussex which he later purchased from the Bowyer family. He lived at Cuckfield Place until his death[2]

In 1698, Sergison was elected Member of Parliament (MP) for New Shoreham. He held the seat until 1702.[3]

Sergison continued to work in the Admiralty as Clerk of the Accounts until his retirement in 1719. He built a large collection of papers relating to Admiralty orders to the Navy Board between 1603 and 1717.[4] These papers have subsequently been published.[5]

Sergison died without issue at Cuckfield aged 77 and was buried at Holy Trinity Church.[1] The bulk of his estate passed to his great-nephew Thomas Warden, who had married one of his nieces,[6] and who assumed the surname of Sergison thereafter by a Private Act of Parliament.[7] His House, Cuckfield Park, stayed within the Sergison Family, until the early 1970s.


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Parliament of England
Preceded by
Henry Priestman
John Perry
Member of Parliament for New Shoreham
With: John Perry
Succeeded by
Nathaniel Gould