John Crofts

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John Crofts was an English politician who sat in the House of Commons in 1653 and in 1656. He fought in the Parliamentary army in the English Civil War.

Crofts was of Nether Swell. His origins are obscure, but he may have been the brother of James Crofts, Sheriff of Bristol. He was an active captain in the Parliamentary army during the Civil War.[1]

In 1653, Crofts was elected Member of Parliament for Gloucestershire in the Barebones Parliament. He was re-elected MP for Gloucestershire in 1656 for the Second Protectorate Parliament.[2] He was captain of the militia in Gloucestershire in 1659. In 1662 he was removed from the Common Council of Tewkesbury.[1]

Crofts married Anne Waterworth, a widow and daughter of Sir William Leigh of Longborow.[1]

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Parliament of England
Preceded by
Nathaniel Stephens
Member of Parliament for Gloucestershire
1653
With: William Neast
Robert Holmes
Succeeded by
George Berkeley
Matthew Hale
John Howe
Christopher Guise
Sylvanus Wood
Preceded by
George Berkeley
Matthew Hale
John Howe
Christopher Guise
Sylvanus Wood
Member of Parliament for Gloucestershire
1656
With: George Berkeley
John Howe
Baynham Throckmorton
William Neast
Succeeded by
John Grobham Howe
John Stephens