Edward Fraunceys

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Edward Fraunceys (died 1628) was an English politician who sat in the House of Commons at various times between 1597 and 1626.

Fraunceys may be the Edward Francis who was at Shrewsbury School in 1577 and at St John's College, Cambridge in 1582.[1] He was steward to Henry Percy, 9th Earl of Northumberland by 1594 and was of Petworth Sussex. In 1597, he was elected Member of Parliament for Beverley and re-elected for the same constituency in 1601. He was paymaster to the gentlemen pensioners in 1603 and was knighted around 1603. In 1604 he was elected MP for Haslemere. In 1614 he was elected MP for Steyning, and was re-elected for Steyning in 1621, 1624, 1625 and 1626.[2]

Fraunceys married Elizabeth and had one daughter.[2]


  1. ^ Venn has no biographical details for this student, however. "Frances, Edward (FRNS582E)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 
  2. ^ a b History of Parliament Online - Edward Fraunceys
Parliament of England
Preceded by
John Mansfield
Edward Alford
Member of Parliament for Beverley
With: Thomas Crompton 1597
Randolph Ewens
Succeeded by
William Gee
Allan Percy
Preceded by
Francis Wolley
John Clarke
Member of Parliament for Haslemere
With: William Jackson
Succeeded by
Sir Thomas Grimes
Sir William Browne
Preceded by
Sir Thomas Bishopp
Sir Thomas Shirley
Member of Parliament for Steyning
With: Sir Thomas Shirley 1614–1622
Sir Thomas Farnfold 1624–1625
Sir Edward Bishopp 1626
Succeeded by
Sir Edward Alford
Sir Thomas Farnfold