Roger Kirkby (died 1709)

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Colonel Roger Kirkby (c.1649 – 8 February 1709) was an English soldier and politician, of Kirkby Ireleth in Lancashire, the eldest son of Richard Kirkby and his first wife Elizabeth Murray.

An ensign in the Coldstream Guards in 1670, he was a captain in Charles Wheeler's Regiment of Foot in 1678, and colonel in Sir James Leslie's Regiment of Foot in 1689. By this time, he had succeeded his father as Member of Parliament for Lancaster.

He was Governor of Chester from 1693 until 1702, and was chosen High Sheriff of Lancashire for 1709 but died in office.[1]

On 7 August 1692, he married Catherine Baker, and had a son:

  • Richard Baker Kirkby (d. 4 May 1717)

References

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Parliament of England
Preceded by
Richard Kirkby
William Spencer
Member of Parliament for Lancaster
with Henry Crispe

16851689
Succeeded by
Thomas Preston
Curwen Rawlinson
Preceded by
Thomas Preston
Curwen Rawlinson
Member of Parliament for Lancaster
with Thomas Preston 1689–1697
Fitton Gerard 1697–1698
Robert Heysham 1698–1702

16891702
Succeeded by
Robert Heysham
Sir William Lowther, Bt