John Rashleigh (1619–93) of Coombe

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Arms of Rashleigh: Sable, a cross or between in the first quarter: a Cornish chough, argent beaked and legged gules; in the second quarter: a text "T"; in the third and fourth quarters: a crescent all of the third[1]

John Rashleigh (21 January 1619 – 13 March 1693) of Coombe, near Fowey in Cornwall, was MP for Fowey from 1661 to 1679. He was a member of a branch of the more prominent Rashleigh family of Menabilly, near Fowey.

Origins

Rashleigh was the only surviving son of Robert Rashleigh (1585-c.1667), MP, of Coombe, near Fowey, Cornwall, by his first wife Mary Trefusis, daughter of Thomas Trefusis of Landew.[2][3]

Career

He matriculated at Brasenose College, Oxford in 1637.[4]

References

  1. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Commoners of Great Britain, vol.1
  2. History of Parliament biography of John Rashleigh
  3. Hunneyball, Paul, biography of Robert Rashleigh (1585-c.1667), of Coombe, nr. Fowey, published in History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1604-1629, ed. Andrew Thrush and John P. Ferris, 2010
  4. Brasenose College Register 1509-1909
  • Vivian's Visitations of Cornwall (Exeter: William Pollard & Co, 1887) [1]
Parliament of England
Preceded by
John Barton
Edward Herle
Member of Parliament for Fowey
1661–1679
With: Jonathan Rashleigh I 1661-75
Jonathan Rashleigh II 1675-79
Succeeded by
Jonathan Rashleigh II
John Treffry