Sir John Wolstenholme, 1st Baronet
In April 1640, Wolstenholme was elected Member of Parliament for Queenborough in the Short Parliament. He supported the king in the Civil War, selling property and incurring debts to provide finance for the Royalist cause. As a result, he was then fined by parliament. He and his father's partners in the customs farming business were required to pay £150,000 which led to the sale of his estates. His son Henry and brother in law Sir Thomas Dallison were both killed in the Civil War.
After the Restoration, he became a farmer of customs again and was given a patent for collecting taxes on outbound goods in the Port of London. He was created a baronet, of London, by King Charles II in 1664.
- William Betham, The Baronetage of England, or the History of the English Baronets ..., Volume 2
- 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. onepage&q&f=, false 229–239.
- Stanmore Magna, The Environs of London: volume 3: County of Middlesex (1795), pp. 391-403. Date accessed: 5 January 2011
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Parliament suspended since 1629
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Sir Edward Hales, Bt
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Thomas Wolstenholme, Bt