John Chudleigh

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Arms of Chudleigh: Ermine, three lions rampant gules[1]

Sir John Chudleigh (1606 - 1634) was an English politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1628 to 1629.


Chudleigh was the eldest son of Sir George Chudleigh, 1st Baronet (d.1656) of Ashton, Devon, (whom he predeceased), and his wife Mary Strode, eldest daughter of Sir William Strode (died 1637), MP, of Newnham, Plympton St Mary, Devon.


He matriculated at Wadham College, Oxford on 1 June 1621 aged 15 and was awarded BA in 1624 and MA in 1626.[2] He was knighted at Plymouth as a captain on 28 September 1625.[3] In 1628 he was elected Member of Parliament for Lostwithiel in 1628 and sat until 1629 when King Charles I embarked upon his Personal Rule without parliament for eleven years.[4] He was incorporated at Cambridge University in 1629.[5]


Chudleigh died at the age of about 28 in his father's lifetime[2] and his brother George succeeded to the baronetcy.[6]


Parliament of England
Preceded by
Sir Thomas Badger
Sir Robert Carr
Member of Parliament for Lostwithiel
With: Sir Thomas Badger
Succeeded by
Parliament suspended until 1640