Robert Payne (died 1631)

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Sir Robert Payne (29 September 1573 – 18 June 1631) was an English landowner and politician who sat in the House of Commons at various times between 1614 and 1629.

Payne was the son of Robert Payne of Midloe, Huntingtonshire and his wife Maria Watertown, daughter of Sir Robert Watertown of Waterton, Yorkshire. In 1603 he inherited the estate of Midloe on the death of his father.[1] He was knighted at Greenwich on 22 May 1605.[2] In 1607 he was High Sheriff of Cambridgeshire and Huntingdonshire. He was a subscriber of the Virginia Company of London in 1609. In 1614, Payne was elected Member of Parliament for Huntingdonshire. He was re-elected MP for Huntingdonshire in 1621. In 1626 he was elected MP for Huntingdonshire again. He was re-elected in 1628 and sat until 1629 when King Charles decided to rule without parliament for eleven years.

Payne died at the age of aged 58.

Payne married Elizabeth Rotheram, the daughter of George Rotheram of Somery, Bedfordshire and had 5 sons and 6 daughters.

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Parliament of England
Preceded by
Sir Robert Cotton, 1st Baronet, of Connington
Sir Oliver Cromwell
Member of Parliament for Huntingdonshire
1614–1622
With: Sir Oliver Cromwell
Richard Beavill
Succeeded by
Edward Montagu
Sir Oliver Cromwell
Preceded by
Edward Montagu
Sir Oliver Cromwell
Member of Parliament for Huntingdonshire
1628–1629
With: Edward Montagu
Sir Capel Bedel
Succeeded by
Parliament suspended until 1640