John Dalton (MP)

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John Dalton (c. 1610 – 30 August 1679) was an English politician who sat in the House of Commons between 1659 and 1679.

Dalton was the son of John Dalton, a vintner of Nottingham, and his wife Isabel. He settled at Derby where he became a draper. In 1645, he became an alderman of Derby and was mayor in 1646. He was mayor again in 1652. In 1657 he was commissioner for assessment for Derbyshire.[1]

In 1659, Dalton was elected Member of Parliament for Derby in the Third Protectorate Parliament.[1] In 1660, he was re-elected MP for Derby in the Convention Parliament. He was re-elected in 1661 as MP for Derby in the Cavalier Parliament and sat until 1679.[1]

Dalton was the senior alderman of Derby when he died on a visit to Nottingham. He was buried in St Werburgh's chancel in Derby.[1]

Dalton married Anne Pyott, daughter of Richard Pyott of Streetly, Staffordshire and had two sons.[1]

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Parliament of England
Preceded by
Gervase Bennet
Member of Parliament for Derby
1659
With: Gervase Bennet
Succeeded by
Nathaniel Hallowes
Preceded by
Nathaniel Hallowes
Member of Parliament for Derby
1660-1679
With: Roger Allestry
Anchitell Grey
Succeeded by
Anchitell Grey
George Vernon