John Ferrers (died 1633)

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Sir John Ferrers (1566–1633) was an English landowner and politician who sat in the House of Commons at various times between 1586 and 1611.

Ferrers was the son of Sir Humphrey Ferrers of Tamworth and Walton-on-Trent and his wife Anne or Jane Bradbourne, daughter of Sir Humphrey Bradbourne of Lea, Derbyshire.[1] He matriculated at Trinity College, Oxford on 16 October 1583 aged 17. He was a student of Lincoln's Inn in 1584.[2] In 1586, he was elected Member of Parliament for Tamworth. He was elected MP for Tamworth again in 1593. He was knighted on 7 May 1603. In 1604 he was again elected MP for Tamworth. He succeeded to the estates of his father in 1608 by which time he was a J.P. for Warwickshire. He was Sheriff of Warwickshire from 1614 to 1615.[1]

Ferrers died at the age of about 67 before November when his will was proved.[1]

Ferrers married Dorothy Puckering, daughter of Sir John Puckering, in 1592. They had at least a son and two daughters[1] of whom Frances married Sir John Pakington, 1st Baronet.[3]

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Parliament of England
Preceded by
John Breton
Clement Fisher
Member of Parliament for Tamworth
1586
With: Walter Bagot
Succeeded by
Sir Edward Devereux, 1st Baronet
Robert Wright
Preceded by
Sir Edward Devereux, 1st Baronet
Robert Wright
Member of Parliament for Tamworth
1593
With: Thomas Smythe
Succeeded by
William Temple
George Hyde
Preceded by
George Egeock
Robert Burdett
Member of Parliament for Tamworth
1604–1611
With: Sir Thomas Beaumont
Succeeded by
Sir Percival Willoughby
Sir Thomas Roe