John Backwell

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John Backwell (20 April 1654 – 15 April 1708) was an English politician, the son of the financier Edward Backwell.[1]

In 1678, he married Elizabeth Tyringham, only daughter of Sir William Tyringham, by whom he had a son, Tyringham Backwell.[1] He inherited his father-in-law's estates in Buckinghamshire, and was twice returned for Member for Wendover. With his father, he was appointed comptroller of customs in the port of London in 1671.

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  1. ^ a b  "Backwell, Edward". Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co. 1885–1900. 
Parliament of England
Preceded by
John Hampden
Edward Backwell
Member for Wendover
1685–1689
With: Richard Hampden
Succeeded by
Richard Hampden
John Hampden
Preceded by
Richard Hampden
John Hampden
Member for Wendover
1690–1701
With: Richard Beke 1690–1701
Richard Hampden 1701
Succeeded by
Richard Hampden
Richard Crawley