John Starkey (Canterbury MP)

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John Starkey (by 1503 – 1554), of Canterbury, Kent, was an English politician.


Starkey was the son of Thomas Starkey of Canterbury. He married a woman named Agnes, and they had one son.[1]


Starkey, a yeoman, was active in local politics and was a common councilman of Canterbury by 1529, Sheriff of Canterbury for 1529-30, an alderman by 1534, chamberlain from 1534 to 1537 and mayor of the city for 1538-39.[1]

He was elected a Member of Parliament for Canterbury 1539, during the reign of Henry VIII.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "STARKEY, John (by 1503-54), of Canterbury, Kent". History of Parliament Online. Retrieved 6 July 2014.