Sir Christopher Yelverton, 1st Baronet

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Sir Christopher Yelverton, 1st Baronet (27 March 1602 – 4 December 1654) was an English politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1640 to 1648.

Yelverton was the son of Henry Yelverton, a lawyer, and his wife Margaret Beale, daughter of Robert Beale. He was grandson of Christopher Yelverton, who was Speaker of Parliament.[1] He was educated at Gray's Inn (1607) and Queen's College, Cambridge (1619), after which he spent several years touring Europe. He succeeded his father in 1630 and was appointed High Sheriff of Northamptonshire for 1639–40.[2]

In November 1640, Yelverton was elected Member of Parliament for Bossiney in the Long Parliament.[3] He was created a baronet, of Easton Mauduit in the County of Northampton, on 30 June 1641.[1] Although not excluded under Pride's Purge he did not sit in parliament after 1648.

Yelverton married Anne Twysden, daughter of Sir William Twysden, 1st Baronet. Their son Sir Henry Yelverton, 2nd Baronet inherited the baronetcy and sat as a Royalist in the Convention Parliament, and their daughter Anne married Robert Montagu, 3rd Earl of Manchester in 1665.[1]

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Parliament of England
Preceded by
Sir Nathaniel Rich
Philip Fleming
Member of Parliament for Newport (Isle of Wight)
1626-1629
With: Philip Fleming
Succeeded by
Parliament suspended until 1640
Preceded by
Anthony Nicholl
Sir John Clotworthy
Member of Parliament for Bossiney
1640-1648
With: Sir John Clotworthy 1640
Sir Ralph Sydenham 1641-1642
Lionel Copley 1647-1648
Succeeded by
Not represented in Barebone's Parliament
Baronetage of England
New creation Baronet
(of Easton Mauduit)
1641–1654
Succeeded by
Henry Yelverton