Sir John Bowyer, 1st Baronet

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Sir John Bowyer, 1st Baronet (21 September 1623 – 18 July 1666) was a 17th-century English soldier and politician.

Bowyer was the son of Sir William Bowyer, a wealthy Staffordshire landowner of Knypersley Hall, near Biddulph.[1]

Bowyer was a Colonel in the Parliamentary army during the English Civil War and fought at the Battle of Hopton Heath and was involved in the destruction of Eccleshall Castle. He was elected Member of Parliament for Staffordshire in 1646 to the Long Parliament. He was excluded from the House of Commons under Pride's Purge on 6 December 1646. He was elected as MP for Newcastle-under-Lyme in 1656 in the Second Protectorate Parliament, but never sat.[1] In 1660 he was re-elected MP for Newcastle-under-Lyme for the Convention Parliament and sat until 1661.[1]

On the Restoration he was created a baronet by Charles II on 11 September 1660. He was High Sheriff of Staffordshire in 1662.

He married firstly in 1648 Mary Milward, daughter of Robert Milward of Bradlow Ash Derbyshire. He married secondly in 1665 Elizabeth Egerton, daughter of Sir Ralph Egerton of Betley Staffordshire.[1]


Parliament of England
Preceded by
Sir Hervey Bagot, 1st Baronet
Sir Edward Littleton, 1st Baronet
Member of Parliament for Staffordshire
With: Sir Richard Skeffington 1646
Thomas Crompton
Succeeded by
Not represented in the Rump Parliament
Preceded by
Edward Keeling
Member of Parliament for Newcastle-under-Lyme
Succeeded by
Edward Keeling
Tobias Bridge
Preceded by
Not represented in the restored Rump
Member of Parliament for Newcastle-under-Lyme
with Samuel Terrick

Succeeded by
Sir Caesar Colclough
Edward Mainwaring
Baronetage of England
Preceded by
(new creation)
(of Knipersley)
Succeeded by
John Bowyer