In April 1640, Peard was elected Member of Parliament for Barnstaple for the Short Parliament. He was re-elected in November 1640 for the Long Parliament and remained until his death in 1645. Peard was active in the proceedings against Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford in 1641. He assisted in the unsuccessful defence of Barnstaple in 1643.
Peard died at the age of 51.
|Parliament of England|
Parliament suspended since 1629
|Member of Parliament for Barnstaple
With: Thomas Matthew 1640
Richard Ferris 1640-