Francis Harvey (died 1632)

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Sir Francis Harvey (died 2 August 1632) of Cotes, Hardingstone, Northamptonshire, was an English lawyer and Member of Parliament.

He was the eldest surviving son of Stephen Harvey of Cotes, Northamptonshire and educated at Barnard's Inn and the Middle Temple (1582). He was called to the bar in 1591. He succeeded his father in 1606 and was knighted in 1626.

He was a bencher at the Middle Temple in 1609 and reader in 1609 and 1611. He was appointed a serjeant-at-law in 1614 and recorder for Leicester the same year. He was a Justice of the common pleas in 1624.

He was a Member (MP) of the Parliament of England for Aldeburgh 1597.

He died in 1632 and was buried at Hardingstone. He had married twice: firstly Elizabeth Hemming of Hertfordshire, a London widow, with whom he had a son (who predeceased him in 1630) and 4 daughters and secondly Christian.[1]


  1. ^ "HARVEY, Francis II (d.1632), of Cotes, Hardingstone, Northants.". History of Parliament Online. Retrieved 23 April 2013. 
Parliament of England
Preceded by
Thomas Knyvet
William Bence
Member of Parliament for Aldeburgh
With: Francis Johnson
Succeeded by
Martin Stutteville
Francis Corbet