John Affleck

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John Affleck (12 February 1710 – 17 February 1776)[1] was a British Tory politician.

Dalham Hall, Suffolk

He was the second and oldest surviving son of Gilbert Affleck of Dalham Hall, Suffolk and his wife Anna Dolben, daughter of John Dolben.[2] His younger brother was Sir Edmund Affleck, 1st Baronet. He was educated at Westminster School (1722), Christ Church, Oxford (1727) and studied law at the Inner Temple (1728). [3]

In 1743, he entered the British House of Commons for Suffolk representing the constituency until 1761.[1] Between 1767 and 1768, he sat also as Member of Parliament (MP) for Amersham.[4]

In 1736 he married Sarah Metcalfe, only daughter of James Metcalfe, and had by her 3 sons. [2] In 1764 he succeeded his father to Dalham Hall, near Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk.


  1. ^ a b "Leigh Rayment - British House of Commons, Suffolk". Retrieved 18 June 2009. 
  2. ^ a b Debrett, John (1824). Debrett's Baronetage of England. vol. II (5th ed.). London: G. Woodfall. p. 822. 
  3. ^ "AFFLECK, John (1710-76), of Dalham Hall, Suff". History of Parliament Online. Retrieved 24 February 2018. 
  4. ^ "Leigh Rayment - British House of Commons, Amersham". Retrieved 18 June 2009. 
Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
Sir Cordell Firebrace
Sir Jermyn Davers
Member of Parliament for Suffolk
With: Sir Cordell Firebrace 1743–1759
Rowland Holt 1759–1761
Succeeded by
Rowland Holt
Sir Charles Bunbury
Preceded by
Benet Garrard
William Drake, Sr
Member of Parliament for Amersham
With: William Drake, Sr
Succeeded by
William Drake, Jr
William Drake, Sr