Maurice Abbot


Maurice Abbot
The Right Honourable Maurice Abbot MP
Member of the United Kingdom Parliament
for Kingston upon Hull
In office
1621–1622
Serving with John Lister
Preceded by Unknown
Succeeded by John Lister, Sir John Suckling
Member of the United Kingdom Parliament
for Kingston upon Hull
In office
1624–1625
Serving with John Lister
Preceded by John Lister, Sir John Suckling
Succeeded by John Lister, Lancelot Roper
Member of the United Kingdom Parliament
for City of London
In office
1626–1626
Serving with Sir Thomas Middleton, Heneage Finch, Robert Bateman
Preceded by Sir Thomas Middleton, Heneage Finch, Robert Bateman, Martin Bond
Succeeded by Thomas Moulson, Christopher Clitherow, Henry Waller, James Bunce
Lord Mayor of the City of London
In office
1638–1638
Preceded by Sir Edward Bromfield
Succeeded by Sir Henry Garraway
Personal details
Born 1565
Died 1642
Nationality English

Sir Maurice Abbot (Morris) (1565–1642) was an English merchant and politician who sat in the House of Commons between 1621 and 1626. He was Lord Mayor of London in 1638.

Abbot was the son of Maurice Abbot a cloth-worker of Guildford who died in 1606, and was the youngest brother of Archbishop George Abbot. He was an original member of the East India Company.[1] He was involved in the settling of the colony in Virginia in 1624.

In 1621, Abbot was elected Member of Parliament for Hull. He was chosen as a replacement for another member at Hull in 1624 and was re-elected for the seat in 1625. In 1626 he was elected MP for City of London.[2] He was appointed a Sheriff of London in 1628. He was appointed governor of the East India Company in 1633 , and elected Lord Mayor of London in 1638.[3]

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Parliament of England
Preceded by
Unknown
Member of Parliament for Kingston upon Hull
1621–1622
With: John Lister
Succeeded by
John Lister
Sir John Suckling
Preceded by
John Lister
Sir John Suckling
Member of Parliament for Kingston upon Hull
1624–1625
With: John Lister
Succeeded by
John Lister
Lancelot Roper
Preceded by
Sir Thomas Middleton
Heneage Finch
Robert Bateman
Martin Bond
Member of Parliament for City of London
1626
With: Sir Thomas Middleton
Heneage Finch
Sir Robert Bateman
Succeeded by
Thomas Moulson
Christopher Clitherow
Henry Waller
James Bunce[disambiguation needed ]
Civic offices
Preceded by
Sir Edward Bromfield
Lord Mayor of the City of London
1638
Succeeded by
Sir Henry Garraway