George Evelyn (1617–1699)

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George Evelyn (18 June 1617 – 4 October 1699) was an English politician who sat in the House of Commons at various times between 1640 and 1689.

Evelyn was the son of Richard Evelyn of Wotton, Surrey. He matriculated at Trinity College, Oxford on 24 October 1634, aged 18. He was a student of Middle Temple in 1636.[1]

In November 1640, Evelyn was elected Member of Parliament for Reigate in the Long Parliament.[2] He sat until 1648 when he was excluded under Pride's Purge.

In 1661, Evelyn was elected MP for Haslemere in the Cavalier Parliament.[3] In 1678 he was elected MP for Surrey and sat until 1681. He was elected MP for Surrey again in 1689 and sat until 1690.[4]

Evelyn died at the age of 82.

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Parliament of England
Preceded by
Edward Thurland
Thomas Bludder
Member of Parliament for Reigate
1640–1648
With: The Viscount Monson
Succeeded by
Rump Parliament
Preceded by
James Gresham
Chaloner Chute
Member of Parliament for Haslemere
1661–1679
With: Thomas Morrice 1661–1675
Sir William More 1675–1679
Succeeded by
Sir William More
James Gresham
Preceded by
Sir Adam Browne
Edmund Bowyer
Member of Parliament for Surrey
1679–1681
With: Arthur Onslow
Succeeded by
Sir Edward Evelyn
Sir Adam Browne
Preceded by
Sir Edward Evelyn
Sir Adam Browne
Member of Parliament for Surrey
1689–1690
With: Sir Richard Onslow
Succeeded by
Sir Richard Onslow
Sir Francis Vincent