Robert Barnham

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Sir Robert Barnham, 1st Baronet (12 October 1606 – c. June 1685) was an English politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1660 to 1679.

Barnham was the son of Sir Francis Barnham and his wife Elizabeth Leonard, daughter of Sampson Leonard of Chevening. His father had been MP for Maidstone.[1]

In 1660, Barnham was elected Member of Parliament for Maidstone in the Convention Parliament. He was re-elected in 1661 for the Cavalier Parliament and sat until 1679.[2] He was created a baronet, of Boughton Monchelsey in the County of Kent, on 14 August 1663.[1]

Barnham married Elizabeth Henley, daughter of Robert Henley. They had several daughters and a son, Francis Barnham, who died in 1668. Barnham died in circa June 1685, aged 78. There is some uncertainty as to whether a supposed grandson, Robert Barnham, succeeded in the baronetcy or if it became extinct on Barnham's death.[3]

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Baronetage of England
New creation Baronet
(of Boughton Monchelsey)
1663–1685
Extinct