Sir Harbottle Grimston, 1st Baronet

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Sir Harbottle Grimston, 1st Baronet (c. 1569–1648) was an English politician who sat in the House of Commons variously between 1614 and 1648. He supported the Parliamentarian side in the English Civil War.

Grimston was the son of Edward Grimston, MP for Eye, and his wife Joan Risby. He was created Baronet of Bradfield in the County of Essex in the Baronetage of England on 25 November 1611.

In 1614 he was High Sheriff of Essex.[1] He was elected Member of Parliament for Harwich in 1614.

In 1626 Grimston was elected knight of the shire (MP) for Essex. He was re-elected in 1628 and held the seat to 1629 when King Charles decided to rule without parliament for eleven years. In April 1640 he was re-elected MP for Essex in the Short Parliament. In November 1640 he was elected MP for Harwich in the Long Parliament. He held the seat until his death in 1648.[2]

Grimston married Elizabeth Coppenger, daughter of Ralph Coppenger of Stoke in Kent. They had five sons and the second Harbottle succeeded in the baronetcy.

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Parliament of England
Preceded by
Sir Francis Barrington, 1st Baronet
Sir Arthur Harris
Member of Parliament for Essex
1626–1629
With: Sir Francis Barrington, 1st Baronet
Succeeded by
Parliament suspended until 1640
Preceded by
Parliament suspended since 1629
Member of Parliament for Essex
1640
With: Sir Thomas Barrington, 2nd Baronet
Succeeded by
Robert Rich, 3rd Earl of Warwick
Sir William Masham, 1st Baronet
Preceded by
Sir Thomas Cheek
Sir John Jacob, 1st Baronet
Member of Parliament for Harwich
1640–1647
With: Sir Thomas Cheek
Succeeded by
Capel Luckyn