Robert Lewis (MP)

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Robert Lewis (by 1486-1560/1561), of Canterbury, Kent, was an English politician.

He was born the son of John Lewis of Canterbury and traded as a merchant.


He was active in local politics, serving as a common councilman in Canterbury by 1519, Sheriff of Canterbury for 1522-3, an alderman by 1524, and Mayor of Canterbury for 1529-30, 1536–37, 1540–41, 1550-51.

Lewis was elected a Member of Parliament for Canterbury in 1539 and 1545.[1]

He married twice; firstly Anne Mynote, with whom he had at least two sons and secondly Margery, with whom he had at least one son.