- Sir John Bowyer, 1st Baronet
Sir John Bowyer, 1st Baronet (21 September 1623-18 July 1666) was a 17th century English soldier and politician.
He was the son of Sir William Bowyer Kt a wealthy Staffordshire landowner of
Knypersley Hall, near Biddulph.
He was a Colonel in the Parliamentary army during the
English Civil Warand fought at the Battle of Hopton Heathand was involved in the destruction of Eccleshall Castle. He was Member of Parliamentfor Staffordshire from 1646. Evidently his political views changed as he was excluded from the House of Commons, in common with other Royalists sympathisers, by Pride's Purgeon 6 December 1646. He was re-elected as Member for Newcastle under Lyme in 1656 and served until 1661.
He married Hester Skeffington and was succeeded by his son.
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