Walter Moyle (MP)

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Sir Walter Moyle (9 March 1627 – 19 September 1701) was an English politician who sat in the House of Commons at various times between 1656 and 1660.

Moyle was the son of John Moyle of Bake, Cornwall. He was educated at Exeter College, Oxford and at Inner Temple.[1]

In 1654, Moyle was elected Member of Parliament for Cornwall in the First Protectorate Parliament and was re-elected in 1656 for the Second Protectorate Parliament. In 1659 he was elected MP for Lostwithiel in the Third Protectorate Parliament.[2]

In 1660, Moyle was elected MP for Lostwithiel in the Convention Parliament.[3] He was knighted at Whitehall on 4 February 1664.[4]

Moyle died in 1701 at the age of 74.

Moyle married Thomasine Morice, daughter of Sir William Morice, the Secretary of State. His son Walter was a political writer.[5]


  1. ^ Caroline Robbins, Henry Neville, Walter Moyle Two English republican tracts
  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. 229–239.
  3. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "R" (part 1)
  4. ^ Knights of England
  5. ^ Courtney, William Prideaux (1894). "Moyle, Walter (1672-1721)" . In Lee, Sidney (ed.). Dictionary of National Biography. 39. London: Smith, Elder & Co. pp. 246–248.
Parliament of England
Preceded by
Robert Bennet
Francis Langdon
Anthony Rous
John Bawden
Member of Parliament for Cornwall
1654 – 1656
With: Charles Boscawen 1654
Thomas Gewen 1654
James Launce 1654
Anthony Rous 1654–1656
Thomas Ceely 1654–1656
Richard Carter 1654-166
Anthony Nicholl 1654–1656
Anthony Rous 1656
John St Aubin 1656
Succeeded by
Hugh Boscawen
Francis Buller
Preceded by
Not represented in Second Protectorate Parliament
Member of Parliament for Lostwithiel
With: John Clayton
Succeeded by
Not represented in restored Rump