Anthony Aucher

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Sir Anthony Aucher, 1st Baronet (1614 – 31 May 1692)[1] was an English politician who sat in the House of Commons in 1660. He supported the Royalist cause during the English Civil War.[2]

Aucher was the son of Sir Anthony Aucher (who in 1547, held the Manor of Plumford in the parish of Ospringe (near Faversham)).[3]and his wife Hester Collett, daughter of Peter Collett.[4] Aucher was knighted at Whitehall on 4 July 1641,[5] however was imprisoned two years later for his involvement in the anti-parliamentarian Petition of Kent.[6] He had to stay in Winchester House for nine months and was then released.[6] In 1660 he was elected Member of Parliament (MP) for Canterbury in the Convention Parliament.[7] On 4 July 1666, he was made a baronet, of Bishopsbourne, in the County of Kent.[8]

By 1635, he married firstly Elizabeth Hatton, daughter of Sir Robert Hatton.[6] She died in 1648,[4] and Aucher married secondly Elizabeth Hewytt, daughter of Robert Hewytt at St Bride's Church in London on 13 October 1681.[6] He had six sons and one daughter by his first wife,[6] who died all in his lifetime,[4] and two sons and two daughters by his second wife.[4] Archer was buried in Bourne, Kent and was succeeded in the baronetcy by his oldest surviving son Anthony[6] and his other son, John was a prebend at Canterbury.[9]


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Parliament of England
Preceded by
Member of Parliament for Canterbury
With: Heneage Finch
Succeeded by
Francis Lovelace
Sir Edward Master
Baronetage of England
New creation Baronet
(of Bishopsbourne)
Succeeded by
Anthony Aucher