Sir Francis Lawley, 2nd Baronet

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Sir Francis Lawley, 2nd Baronet (c.1630 – 25 October 1696) was an English courtier and politician who sat in the House of Commons between 1659 and 1679.

Lawley was the son of Sir Thomas Lawley, 1st Baronet of Spoonhill, near Much Wenlock, Shropshire. He inherited the Baronetcy and the estate on the death of his father in 1646. Lawley acquired the estate of the dissolved monastery of Canwell, in the parish of Hints, Staffordshire, which became the family seat.

In 1659 Lawley was elected Member of Parliament for Wenlock in the Third Protectorate Parliament. He was elected MP for Much Wenlock again in 1660 to the Convention Parliament. In 1661 he was elected MP for Shropshire for the Cavalier Parliament and held the seat until 1679.[1] From 1690 to 1696 he was Master of the Jewel Office.

Lawley married Anne Whitmore, daughter of Sir Thomas Whitmore, 1st Baronet of Apley.[2] He was succeeded by his son Thomas.

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Parliament of England
Preceded by
Not represented in Second Protectorate Parliament
Member of Parliament for Wenlock
1659
With: Thomas Whitmore
Succeeded by
Unknown
Preceded by
Unknown
Member of Parliament for Wenlock
1660
With: Thomas Whitmore
Succeeded by
Sir Thomas Littleton
George Weld
Preceded by
Sir William Whitmore
Henry Vernon
Member of Parliament for Shropshire
1661–1679
With: Sir Richard Ottley 1661–1670
Viscount Newport 1670–1679
Succeeded by
Viscount Newport
Sir Vincent Corbet
Political offices
Preceded by
Sir Gilbert Talbot
Master of the Jewel Office
1690–1696
Succeeded by
Heneage Montagu
Baronetage of England
Preceded by
Thomas Lawley
Baronet
(of Spoonhill)
1646–1696
Succeeded by
Thomas Lawley