Yonge, Walter ___ 1579-1649 ___ British ___ lawyer, politician

BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY
There is not much information about Yonge on the internet. The son of a merchant, he was educated at Magdalen College, Oxford, and then trained as a lawyer. He progressed to become a justice of the peace for Devonshire, and, in 1628, was appointed high sheriff of Devon. He was also the MP for Honiton in the Long Parliament from 1640. He married Jane Periam of Exeter and they had one son, John who also served in the Long Parliament and was later created a baronet, and at least one daughter.
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DIARY DATES, CONTENT DESCRIPTORS
1604-1627 1642-1645 ___ political weather farming

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Diary of Walter Yonge
 

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