John Stone (Parliamentarian)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

John Stone was an English politician who sat in the House of Commons between 1653 and 1659.

Stone was from Ridgemont, Bedfordshire and lived at Friday Street, London.[1] In 1632 he purchased the manor of Chalford in Aston Rowant in Oxfordshire.[2]

In 1653, Stone was elected Member of Parliament for City of London in the Barebones Parliament.[3] He was a trustee for the Lord Mayor and commonalty of London in 1653.[1] In 1654 he was elected MP for Cirencester in the First Protectorate Parliament.[3] He was one of the three Tellers of the Exchequer in 1654. In 1655 he was a member of the Trade Committee and the Trade and Navigation Committee, an auditor of all treasurers and receivers of state money, an excise commissioner and agent for wine licences.[1] He was re-elected MP for Cirencester in 1656 for the Second Protectorate Parliament[3] and became a commissioner for securing the peace in the City of London in the same year.[1] In 1659 he was re-elected MP for Cirencester for the Third Protectorate Parliament.[3]

Stone had a son Richard who died in 1661 and was the father of John Stone MP for Wallingford.[2]


Parliament of England
Preceded by
Sir Thomas Soame
Isaac Penington
Samuel Vassall
John Venn
Member of Parliament for City of London
With: Robert Tichborne
John Ireton
Samuel Moyer
John Langley
Henry Barton
Praise-God Barebone
Succeeded by
Thomas Foote
William Steele
Thomas Adams
John Langham
Samuel Avery

Andrew Riccard

Preceded by
Not represented in Barebones Parliament
Member of Parliament for Cirencester
With: Richard Southby 1659
Succeeded by
Nathaniel Rich