Nicholas Pedley

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Sir Nicholas Pedley (17 September 1615 – 6 July 1685) was an English politician who sat in the House of Commons variously between 1656 and 1679.

Pedley was the son of Nicholas Pedley of Huntingdonshire. He matriculated from Queens' College, Cambridge at Easter 1633 and was awarded BA in 1637. He was admitted at Lincoln's Inn on 23 April 1638 and was called to the Bar in 1646. He became Recorder of Huntingdon.[1]

In 1656, Pedley was elected Member of Parliament for Huntingdonshire in the Second Protectorate Parliament and was re-elected MP for Huntingdonshire in 1659 for the Third Protectorate Parliament.[2]

In 1660, Pedley was elected MP for Huntingdon in the Convention Parliament.[2] He was awarded MA in 1671 and was knighted on 29 February 1672 at a dinner at Sir Francis Goodricke's at Lincoln's Inn.[3] He was elected MP for Huntingdonshire in 1673 and sat until 1679.[2] In 1675 he became Serjeant-at-law.[1]

Pedley lived at Abbotsley, Huntingdonshire. He died at the age of 69.


  1. ^ a b "Pedley, Nicholas (PDLY633N)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 
  2. ^ a b c History of Parliament Online - Pedley, Nicholas
  3. ^ Knights of England
Parliament of England
Preceded by
Edward Montagu
Stephen Pheasant
Henry Cromwell
Member of Parliament for Huntingdonshire
With: Edward Montagu 1656
Henry Cromwell 1656–1659
Succeeded by
Restored Rump parliament