Sir John Baker, 2nd Baronet

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Sir John Baker, 2nd Baronet (c. 1608 – 15 January 1653) was an English politician who sat in the House of Commons of England in 1640. He supported the Royalist side in the English Civil War.

Baker was the son of Sir Henry Baker, 1st Baronet of Sissinghurst Castle and his wife Catherine Smythe. He inherited the baronetcy on the death of his father in 1623. He was educated at Jesus College, Cambridge.[1] In 1633 he was High Sheriff of Kent.[2]

In April 1640, Baker was elected Member of Parliament for Hastings for the Short Parliament. He was not elected to the Long Parliament[3] He was fined £3,000 for supporting the Royalist cause on 22 April 1644 [4]

Baker died at Cranbrook, Kent and was buried in St Dunstan's Church.[5]

Baker married Eleanor Parkhurst, daughter of Sir Robert Parkhurst, Lord Mayor of London and his wife Eleanor Babington.[4] He was succeeded by his son Sir John Baker, 3rd Baronet and on the latter's death in 1661, the baronetcy became extinct.[2]


  1. ^ "Baker, Sir John, Bart (BKR624SJ)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 
  2. ^ a b A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Extinct and Dormant Baronetcies of England Scotland and Ireland Burke and Burke (1838) pp 32/3 Google Books
  3. ^ Willis, Browne (1750). Notitia Parliamentaria, Part II: A Series or Lists of the Representatives in the several Parliaments held from the Reformation 1541, to the Restoration 1660 ... London. pp. 229–239. 
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  5. ^ The Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex
Parliament of England
Preceded by
Parliament suspended since 1629
Member of Parliament for Hastings
With: Robert Reed
Succeeded by
John Ashburnham
Sir Thomas Eversfield
Baronetage of England
Preceded by
Henry Baker
(of Sisinghurst)
Succeeded by
John Baker