Sir Erasmus Philipps, 3rd Baronet

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Sir Erasmus Philipps, 3rd Baronet (c 1623 – 18 January 1697)[1] was a Welsh politician who sat in the House of Commons in 1654 and 1659.

Philipps was the eldest son of Sir Richard Philipps, 2nd Baronet of Picton Castle. He succeeded to the baronetcy before 1654.[2]

Picton Castle, the former seat of the Philipps family

In 1654, Philipps was elected Member of Parliament for Pembrokeshire in the First Protectorate Parliament.[3] He was appointed a Militia Commissioner for south Wales on 14 March 1654. In 1655 he was appointed J.P. for Pembrokeshire and became a commissioner for Pembrokeshire, Cardiganshire and Carmarthenshire on 10 August 1655.[2] He was elected MP for Pembrokeshire again in 1659 for the Third Protectorate Parliament.[3]

Philipps married firstly Lady Cecily Finch, daughter of Thomas Finch, 11th Earl of Winchilsea, and secondly Catherine Darcy, daughter of Edward Darcy.[2] He was succeeded by his son John, who was also a Member of Parliament.

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Parliament of England
Preceded by
Not represented in Barebones Parliament
Member of Parliament for Pembrokeshire
1654
With: Arthur Owen
Succeeded by
James Philipps
John Clark
Preceded by
James Philipps
John Clark
Member of Parliament for Pembrokeshire
1659
Succeeded by
Arthur Owen
Baronetage of England
Preceded by
Richard Philipps
Baronet
(of Picton Castle)
c.1648–1697
Succeeded by
John Philipps