Nicholas Delves

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Nicholas Delves (2 December 1618 – 3 November 1690) was an English politician who sat in the House of Commons in 1659 and 1660.

Delves was the son of Thomas Delves, a grazier of Hollington, Sussex.[1] In 1635, he was apprenticed to a Merchant Taylor of London and himself became a merchant of London and a member of the Worshipful Company of Merchant Taylors.[2] His brother Thomas Delves was a Baron of Dover[3] and returning officer for the port.[3] In 1659, Delves was elected Member of Parliament for Hastings in the Third Protectorate Parliament.[1]

In 1660, Delves was re-elected MP for Hastings in the Convention Parliament.[1] He was sworn as an Alderman of the City of London for Vintry Ward on 2 April 1661 but was discharged on 13 June 1661 for a fine of £420.[4] He was Master of the Merchant Taylors in 1662 and 1663[2] and was one of the wardens of Merchant Taylors' School.[5] In 1664 he brought Titus Oates to Merchant Taylors' School as a free Scholar.[6] He was Deputy-Governor of the Irish Society in 1668-9.[2]

Delves died at the age of 71


Parliament of England
Preceded by
Not represented in Second Protectorate Parliament
Member of Parliament for Hastings
With: Samuel Gott
Succeeded by
Not represented in restored Rump