Sir Thomas Whitmore, 1st Baronet

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Sir Thomas Whitmore, 1st Baronet (28 November 1612 – 1653) was an English politician who sat in the House of Commons of England between 1640 and 1644. He supported the Royalist side in the English Civil War.

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Apley Hall

Biography

Whitmore was the son of Sir William Whitmore of Apley Hall, Shropshire, and his second wife Dorothy Weld, daughter of John Weld of London. His father was High Sheriff of Shropshire in 1620, [1] and elder brother of Sir George Whitmore (d.1654), Lord Mayor of London. [2]

In April 1640, Whitmore was elected Member of Parliament for Bridgnorth for the Short Parliament. [3] He was re-elected in November 1640 in the Long Parliament and held the seat until 1644 when he was disabled for supporting the King. [4] He was created a baronet, of Apley, on 28 June 1641. [1]

In February, 1645, Whitmore's home Apley Hall was taken by the Parliamentarians under Sir John Price. Whitmore and his father, Sir Francis Oatley, Mr. Owen, and about sixty men, were captured. Their estates and moveable property were sequestered by the county's Sequestration Committee and they were held in confinement for a considerable time. [5]

Whitmore died at the age of 41. He was succeeded in the baronetcy by his son William.

Family

Whitmore married Elizabeth Acton, daughter of Sir William Acton, 1st Baronet. They had children:

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Parliament of England
Preceded by
Parliament suspended since 1629
Member of Parliament for Bridgnorth
1640
With: Sir Edward Acton, 1st Baronet
Succeeded by
Robert Clive
Robert Charlton