John Wingfield (MP)

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John Wingfield (1560–1626) was an English politician who sat in the House of Commons at various times between 1597 and 1626.

Wingfield was the son of Robert Wingfield of Upton, Northamptonshire and his wife Elizabeth Cecil, daughter of Richard Cecil of Little Burghley, Northamptonshire. He was educated at Westminster School and entered Trinity College, Cambridge in 1578. He was Justice of the Peace for Kesteven, Lincolnshire from about 1583. He was feodary of Lincolnshire from 1594 to 1600 and was able to purchase lands in Rutland. In 1597, he was elected Member of Parliament for Peterborough. He was elected MP for Stamford in 1621 and for Grantham in 1626.[1]

Wingfield died at the age of about 66 and was buried in St Peter’s Church, Tickencote.[1]

Wingfield married firstly Elizabeth Gresham daughter of Paul Gresham. who brought him the manor of Tickencote in Rutland which became his principal residence. They had at least three sons and a daughter. She died in 1602 and he married secondly Margaret Blyth, widow of John Blyth of Denton and daughter of Robert Thorold of Haugh, Lincolnshire. They had two sons and three daughters.[1]


Parliament of England
Preceded by
Sir Thomas Reede
Thomas Hacke
Member of Parliament for Peterborough
With: Sir Richard Cecil
Succeeded by
Nicholas Tufton
Goddard Pemberton
Preceded by
Richard Cecil
John Jay
Member of Parliament for Stamford
With: Richard Cecil
Succeeded by
Sir George Goring
John St Amand
Preceded by
Sir George Manners
Sir William Airmine
Member of Parliament for Grantham
With: Edward Stirmin
Succeeded by
Thomas Hatcher
Alexander Moor