Henry Holcroft

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Sir Henry Holcroft (1586–1650) was an English politician who sat in the House of Commons between 1624 and 1629.

Holcroft was the son of Thomas Holcroft of Battersea, Surrey, and grandson of Geoffrey Holcroft of Hurst, Lancashire.[1] He was knighted at Whitehall on 1 May 1622.[2] He was of Long Acre, Westminster and Greenstreet House, East Ham, Essex. In 1624, he was elected Member of Parliament for Stockbridge. He was elected MP for Newton in 1628 and sat until 1629 when King Charles decided to rule without parliament for eleven years.[3]

Holcroft died in London at the age of about 64.[1]


Parliament of England
Preceded by
Sir Henry Wallop
Sir William Ayloffe, 1st Baronet
Member of Parliament for Stockbridge
With: Sir Richard Gifford
Succeeded by
Sir Richard Gifford
Sir Thomas Badger
Preceded by
Miles Fleetwood
Sir Henry Edmonds
Member of Parliament for Newton
With: Francis Onslow
Succeeded by
Parliament suspended until 1640
Political offices
Preceded by
Henry Piers
Chief Secretary for Ireland
Succeeded by
Vacant - next held by George Lane