Sir Arthur Harris, 1st Baronet, of Stowford

Sir Arthur Harris, 1st Baronet (c. 1650 - 1686) was an English politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1671 to 1685.

Harris was the only son of John Harris, of Hayne in Stowford, Devon and his second wife Cordelia Mohun daughter of John Mohun, 1st Baron Mohun of Okehampton. He succeeded his father on 6 March 1657. In 1671, he was elected Member of Parliament for Okehampton. He was created baronet of Stowford on 1 December 1673. He was re-elected MP for Okehampton in the two elections of 1679 and in 1681.[1]

Harris died at the age of about 36 and was buried at Lifton, Devon, on 20 February 1686, when the Baronetcy became extinct.[1]

Harris married by licence dated 5 June 1673 Theophila Turner, daughter of John Turner, Serjeant-at-Law of St Bride's, London, and of York. She died at Greenwich and was buried on 27 July 1702 at Lifton.[1]


Parliament of England
Preceded by
Sir Thomas Hele, 1st Baronet
Edward Wise
Member of Parliament for Okehampton
With: Edward Wise 1671-1677
Henry Northleigh 1677-1679
Josias Calmady 1679-1681
Sir George Cary 1681-1685
Succeeded by
Sir Simon Leach
William Cary
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