John Scudamore, 2nd Viscount Scudamore

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John Scudamore, 2nd Viscount Scudamore DL (c. 1650 – July 1697), was an English landowner and politician.

Scudamore was the son of John Scudamore, 1st Viscount Scudamore, by Elizabeth Porter, daughter of Sir Arthur Porter, of Lanthony, Gloucester. He succeeded his father in the viscountcy in 1671. This was an Irish peerage and did not entitle him to a seat in the English House of Lords.[1] He was instead returned to Parliament for Hereford in 1673, a seat he held until 1679, and then represented Herefordshire until 1681.[2] He was also a Deputy Lieutenant of Gloucestershire and High Steward of Hereford.[1]

Lord Scudamore married Lady Frances Cecil, only daughter of John Cecil, 4th Earl of Exeter, in 1672. They had three sons, of whom the eldest died young. Lady Scudamore died in 1694. Lord Scudamore survived her by three years and died in July 1697. He was succeeded in the viscountcy by his second but eldest surviving son, James.[1]


Parliament of England
Preceded by
Herbert Westfaling
Roger Vaughan
Member of Parliament for Hereford
With: Herbert Westfaling
Succeeded by
Bridstock Harford
Paul Foley
Preceded by
Thomas Prise
Sir John Kyrle
Member of Parliament for Herefordshire
With: Sir Herbert Croft, Bt February–September 1679
Sir Edward Harley September 1679–1681
Succeeded by
Sir John Morgan, Bt
Sir John Hoskyns, Bt
Peerage of Ireland
Preceded by
John Scudamore
Viscount Scudamore
Succeeded by
James Scudamore