Sir Abraham Elton, 1st Baronet

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Sir Abraham Elton, 1st Baronet (1654 – 9 February 1728), of Clevedon Court and Whitestaunton, Somerset, was an English politician.[1]

He was the second son of Isaac Elton, Yeoman of Barton Regis, Bristol. His elder brother Jacob died in 1676 at the age of 30.[2]

He was elected Mayor of Bristol for 1710–11, pricked High Sheriff of Gloucestershire for 1715–16 and created a baronet in the following year. He was elected Member (MP) of the Parliament of England for Bristol for 1722–1727.

Elton died in 1728. He had married Mary, the daughter of Robert Jefferies of Pile Green, Gloucestershire, with whom he had 3 sons and a daughter. He was succeeded in the baronetcy by his eldest son Abraham

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ELTON, Sir Abraham, 1st Bt. (1654-1728), of Clevedon Court and Whitestaunton, Som". History of Parliament Online. Retrieved 5 October 2017.
  2. ^ * "Annals of the Elton Family" by Margaret Elton. Published in UK and USA in 1994. ISBN 0 7509 0666 9
Baronetage of Great Britain
New title Baronet
(of Bristol)
1717–1728
Succeeded by
Abraham Elton