Sir Thomas Lawley, 3rd Baronet

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Sir Thomas Lawley, 3rd Baronet (ca. 1650–1729) was an English politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1684 to 1689.

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In 1685, Lawley was elected Member of Parliament for Wenlock and held the seat until 1689. [2] He succeeded to the baronetcy on the death of his father in 1696.

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Lawley married firstly Rebecca Winch, daughter of Sir Humphrey Winch, 1st Baronet of Everton Bedfordshire and his wife Rebecca Browne and had fourteen children, eleven of whom died young. He married secondly Elizabeth Perkins, a widow and had a son and daughter. He was succeeded in the baronetcy by his only surviving son by his first wife, Robert. [3]

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Parliament of England
Preceded by
John Wolryche
William Forester
Member of Parliament for Wenlock
1685–1689
With: George Weld
Succeeded by
George Weld
William Forester