- Nathaniel Finch
Nathaniel Finch (died 1649) was an English lawyer and politician who sat in the House of Commons in 1640.
Finch was related to John Finch, 1st Baron Finch of Fordwich, and bore the same arms as the Finch family of Eastwell. He attended Gray's Inn and became a successful London barrister. He was the king's sergeant-at-law and sergeant to Queen Henrietta Maria.
In April 1640, Finch was elected Member of Parliament for Sandwich in the Short Parliament. Finch's election was thanks to the support of the Lord Keeper as the mayor and jurats had limited the candidates to those supported by the court. This caused a near riot among the freemen.
In about 1642 Finch acquired the manor of Esture in the parish of Chilham, Kent.
- ^ a b c d Parishes: Chilham, The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent: Volume 7 (1798), pp. 263-292. Date accessed: 16 December 2010
- ^ Browne WIllis Notitia parliamentaria, or, An history of the counties, cities, and boroughs in England and Wales: ... The whole extracted from mss. and printed evidences 1750 pp229-239
- ^ Michael Zell Early modern Kent, 1540-1640
- ^ James Peller Malcolm, Londinium redivivum; or An antient history and modern description of London
- ^ "Boys, John (1607-1664)". Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co. 1885–1900.
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Parliament suspended since 1629
Member of Parliament for Sandwich
With: Sir John Manwood
Sir Thomas Peyton, 2nd Baronet
Sir Edward Partridge
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