Edward Bayntun (died 1657)

For other people named Edward Bayntun, see Edward Bayntun (disambiguation).

Sir Edward Bayntun (1593–1657) was an English politician who sat in the House of Commons variously between 1614 and 1653.

Bayntun was the son of Sir Henry Bayntun of Bromham, Wiltshire, and of his wife Lucy Danvers, a daughter of Sir John Danvers of Dauntsey, Wiltshire, and of the famous Elizabeth Neville. He was baptised at Bremhill on 5 September 1593.[1] He matriculated at Christ Church, Oxford, on 27 April 1610, aged 17,[2] and was knighted on 23 October 1613.[3]

Bayntun was elected Member of Parliament for Devizes in 1614 and as a knight of the shire for Wiltshire in 1621. In 1624 and 1625, he was again elected as Member for Devizes, and in 1626 as Member for Chippenham.[4] He was appointed High Sheriff of Wiltshire for 1637.

In April 1640, Bayntun was elected again for Chippenham to the Short Parliament, and in November of the same year to the Long Parliament.[4] He sat in the Commons until 1653 and in 1648–1649 was a commissioner for the trial of the King but did not act.[2]

Bayntun died in 1657 at the age of 64.[1]

Bayntun married firstly Elizabeth Maynard, daughter of Sir Henry Maynard of Easton, Essex. Their son Edward was also a Wiltshire member of parliament. He married secondly Mary Bowell.[1]


Parliament of England
Preceded by
Sir Francis Popham
Sir John Thynne
Member of Parliament for Wiltshire
With: Sir Francis Seymour
Succeeded by
Edward Hungerford
Sir John St John, 1st Baronet
Preceded by
Sir Henry Lee
John Kent
Member of Parliament for Devizes
With: John Kent
Robert Drew
Succeeded by
Robert Long
Sir Henry Ley
Preceded by
Sir Francis Popham
Sir John Maynard
Member of Parliament for Chippenham
With: Sir Francis Popham
Succeeded by
Sir Francis Popham
Sir John Eyres
Preceded by
Parliament suspended since 1629
Member of Parliament for Chippenham
With: Edward Hungerford 1640-1648
William Eyre
Succeeded by
Not represented in Barebones parliament
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