John Cutts (died 1646)

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Sir John Cutts (born June 1646) was an English politician who sat in the House of Commons variously between 1604 and 1640.

Cutts was the son of Sir John Cutts of Childerley,[1] who was keeper of the park at Somersham.[2] Cutts was knighted at the Charterhouse on 11 May 1603[3]

In 1604 Cutts was elected Member of Parliament for Cambridgeshire and was re-elected in 1614.[4] In 1615 he was awarded MA at Cambridge University on the visit of King James I. He was High Sheriff of Cambridgeshire and Huntingdonshire in 1619.[5] In 1621 Cutts was re-elected MP for Cambridgeshire and was elected again in 1624, 1625 and 1626. He was appointed Custos Rotulorum of Cambridgeshire from 1621 to 1636. He was last elected MP for Cambridgeshire in April 1640 in the Short Parliament.[4]

Cutts lived at Childerley and after his death in 1646 his widow Anne controlled the whole estate until their son John came of age in around 1655. Charles I spent the night at Childerley on 6–7 June 1647 when he was brought by Cromwell's soldiers after being captured at Holdenby Hall, in Northamptonshire.[1]

Cutts was widower when he married Anne Weld, daughter of Sir John Weld of St Olave, Old Jewry, London, on 13 December 1632. They had sons John who was created a baronet in 1661 and Henry.[5][6]


Parliament of England
Preceded by
Sir John Cutts
Sir John Cotton
Member of Parliament for Cambridgeshire
With: Sir John Peyton, 1st Baronet 1604–1614
Sir Edward Peyton, 2nd Baronet 1621
Sir Simon Steward 1624
Sir Edward Peyton, 2nd Baronet 1624–1626
Succeeded by
Sir Miles Sandys, 1st Baronet
Sir John Carlton
Preceded by
Parliament suspended since 1629
Member of Parliament for Cambridgeshire
With: Sir Dudley North
Succeeded by
Sir Dudley North
Thomas Chicheley