Clement-Jones family 12/22 - Person Sheet
Clement-Jones family 12/22 - Person Sheet
NameSir John TEMPLE, 12442
FatherSir John TEMPLE , 12443 (1660-1677)
MotherMary HAMMOND , 12444
ChildrenHenry , 12440 (1673-1757)
Notes for Sir John TEMPLE
Sir John Temple (25 March 1632 – 10 March 1705) was an Irish politician, Speaker of the Irish House of Commons and Attorney General for Ireland.

Temple was born in London, the son of Sir John Temple and his wife Mary Hammond, daughter of Dr. John Hammond, of Chertsey, Surrey. He was educated at Christ Church, Oxford where he was awarded BA in 1649 and was admitted to Lincoln's Inn on 4 May 1650. He was awarded MA at Cambridge University in 1652 and was called to the bar in 1657.[1] In July 1660, he was appointed Solicitor General for Ireland, and in May 1661, he was elected to Parliament for Carlow Borough; in September, he became the Speaker of Parliament in Ireland, where he remained until the Jacobite takeover of 1688, at which time he fled to England, and his estates were confiscated by the Patriot Parliament.[2] He was knighted on 15 August 1663.[1]

In the 17th century he was granted title to some 12,000 acres in County Sligo; these lands were confiscated from the native Irish.
After the Glorious Revolution of 1688 had ended with the defeat of the Jacobite forces in 1691, he returned to Ireland, and served as Attorney General for Ireland until May 1695.

He retired to his estates at East Sheen, south of London, and died there on 10 March 1705.

Temple married Jane Yarner of Dublin in 1663 and had seven children with her. The oldest, Henry (c.1673–1757) became the first Viscount Palmerston.
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