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Sir John Duncombe (1622 – 4 March 1687) was an English politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1660 to 1679. He served as Chancellor of the Exchequer between 1672 and 1676.

Duncombe was the son of William Duncombe of Battlesden and his wife Elizabeth Poyntz, daughter of Sir John Poyntz of South Ockendon, Essex and was baptised on 29 July 1622.[1] He was educated at Eton College and St John's College, Cambridge.[2] He was knighted in 1648.

In 1660, Duncombe was elected Member of Parliament for Bury St Edmunds in the Convention Parliament. He was re-elected MP for Bury St Edmunds in 1661 for the Cavalier Parliament. He was Chancellor of the Exchequer from 22 November 1672 to 2 May 1676.[1]


  1. ^ a b History of Parliament Online - Duncombe, John
  2. ^ "Duncombe, John (DNCM637J)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 
Political offices
Preceded by
Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 1st Earl of Shaftesbury
Chancellor of the Exchequer of England
22 November 1672 – 2 May 1676
Succeeded by
Sir John Ernle

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Sir John Duncomb, a pensioner of 2000l. per annum; in boons 20,000l.
---A Seasonable Argument ... for a New Parliament. Andrew Marvell, [1677] 1776.

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