Sir John Pretyman, 1st Baronet
Sir John Pretyman, 1st Baronet (ca. 1612–1676) of Loddington, Leicestershire was an English politician.
He was the eldest son of Sir John Pretyman of Driffield, Gloucestershire and entered Lincoln's Inn in 1629 before matriculating at Queens' College, Cambridge in 1631. A royalist during the First English Civil War, he was present at the capture of Cirencester in 1642. He suffered financially and sold the family estate at Driffield.
He married twice; firstly Elizabeth, the daughter and heiress of George Turpin of Horninghold, Leicestershire, with whom he had 4 sons and 4 daughters, and secondly Theodosia, daughter of Thomas Adams, merchant, of London, and the widow of Lionel Knyvett. He was succeeded by his son George, who also was MP for Leicester. His daughter Mary married Richard Verney, 11th Baron Willoughby de Broke.
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