Poynings More

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Sir Poynings More, 1st Baronet (1606–1649) was an English politician who sat in the House of Commons at various times between 1624 and 1640.

More was the son of Sir Robert More and his wife Frances Lennard, daughter of Sampson Lennard of Knole, Kent, and Hurstmonceux, Sussex.[1]

In 1624, More was elected Member of Parliament for Haslemere. He was re-elected MP for Haslemere in 1625 and 1626. In 1628 he was elected MP for Guildford and sat until 1629 when Charles I decided to rule without parliament for eleven years.[2]

In November 1640, More was re-elected MP for Haslemere in the Long Parliament.[2] He was created a baronet in 1642. He sat in parliament until his death in 1649.

More married Elizabeth Rous, widow of Christopher Rous of Henham, Suffolk and daughter of Sir William Fitch of Woodham Walter, Essex.[1]


Parliament of England
Preceded by
Sir Thomas Grimes
Sir William Browne
Member of Parliament for Haslemere
With: Francis Carew
Succeeded by
George Grimes
Sir Thomas Canon
Preceded by
Sir Robert Morley
Robert Parkhurst
Member of Parliament for Guildford
With: Robert Parkhurst
Succeeded by
Parliament suspended until 1640
Preceded by
Sir John Jacques
William Eliot
Member of Parliament for Haslemere
With: John Goodwin
Succeeded by
John Goodwin
Baronetage of England
New creation Baronet
(of Loseley)
Succeeded by
William More