Sir John Dryden, 2nd Baronet

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Sir John Dryden, 2nd Baronet (c. 1580 – c. 1658) was an English politician who sat in the House of Commons in two periods between 1640 and 1654.

Dryden was the son of Sir Erasmus Dryden, 1st Baronet and his wife Frances Wilkes, daughter of William Wilkes of Hadnel, Warwickshire. In 1632, he succeeded to the baronetcy on the death of his father. He was High Sheriff of Northamptonshire in 1634.[1]

In November 1640, Dryden was elected Member of Parliament for Northamptonshire in the Long Parliament. In 1654, he was re-elected MP for Northamptonshire in the First Protectorate Parliament.[2]

Dryden married firstly Priscilla Quarles, daughter of James Quarles of Romford Essex, and sister of the poet Francis Quarles, and secondly Anne Parvis, daughter of Henry Parvis of Ruckholts, Essex. He had no children from his first two wives. He married thirdly Honor Bevile, daughter of Sir Rober Bevile, of Chesterton, and by her had a family. His eldest son Robert succeeded to the baronetcy. Dryden was an uncle of the poet John Dryden.[1]

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Parliament of England
Preceded by
John Crew, 1st Baron Crew
Member of Parliament for Northamptonshire
1640–1653
With: Sir Gilbert Pickering, 1st Baronet
Succeeded by
Sir Gilbert Pickering, 1st Baronet
Thomas Brooke
Preceded by
Sir Gilbert Pickering, 1st Baronet
Thomas Brooke
Member of Parliament for Northamptonshire
1654
With: Sir Gilbert Pickering, 1st Baronet
John Crew, 1st Baron Crew
Thomas Brooke
Sir John Norwich, 1st Baronet
John Claypole
Succeeded by
Sir Gilbert Pickering, 1st Baronet
John Claypole
William Boteler
Sir James Langham, 2nd Baronet
Thomas Crew
Baronetage of England
Preceded by
Erasmus Dryden
Baronet
(of Canons-Ashby)
1632–c.1658
Succeeded by
Robert Dryden