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Daniel Blagrave (1603-1668) was Member of Parliament for Reading, in the English county of Berkshire, over several periods between 1640 and 1660. He was also one of the signatories of King Charles I's death warrant.
Daniel Blagrave was educated at Reading School and trained to be a lawyer. Daniel Blagrave's uncle was the mathematician John Blagrave of Southcote Manor, in what is now the Reading suburb of Southcote, and Daniel inherited the manor on John's death. In 1643 he permitted the Earl of Essex to use the manor as the Roundhead headquarters during the Siege of Reading. He was Recorder of Reading from 1645 to 1656 and again from 1658.
During the commonwealth, Daniel Blagrave held various commisions and posts, and is said to have become a very wealthy man as a consequence.
- Web page http://www.berkshirehistory.com/bios/dblagrave.html, retrieved 23:00 January 16th 2005 GMT.
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