Thomas Finch, 2nd Earl of Winchilsea

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Thomas Finch, 2nd Earl of Winchilsea (13 June 1578 – 4 November 1639) was an English peer and Member of Parliament.

A peerage is a legal system historically comprising hereditary titles in various countries, comprising various noble ranks.

Finch was the son of Sir Moyle Finch, 1st Baronet and Elizabeth Heneage, 1st Countess of Winchilsea. He married Cecille Wentworth in 1609. [1]

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Finch represented the constituencies of Winchelsea and Kent as a Member of Parliament. [2]

Winchelsea was a parliamentary constituency in Sussex, which elected two Members of Parliament (MPs) to the House of Commons from 1366 until 1832, when it was abolished by the Great Reform Act.

Kent was a parliamentary constituency covering the county of Kent in southeast England. It returned two "knights of the shire" to the House of Commons by the bloc vote system from the year 1290. Members were returned to the Parliament of England until the Union with Scotland created the Parliament of Great Britain in 1708, and to the Parliament of the United Kingdom after the union with Ireland in 1801 until the county was divided by the Reform Act 1832.

Finch inherited the earldom of Winchilsea from Elizabeth Finch, 1st Countess of Winchilsea on her death in 1634 and was succeeded on his own death in 1639 by his son Heneage Finch, 3rd Earl of Winchilsea.

Sir Heneage Finch, 3rd Earl of Winchilsea (1628–1689) of Eastwell, Kent, was the 3rd Earl of Winchilsea.

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Parliament of England
Preceded by
William Binge
Thomas Godfrey
Member of Parliament for Winchelsea
1621–1622
With: Edward Nicholas
Succeeded by
Edward Nicholas
John Finch
Preceded by
Sir Edward Hales
Sir Edward Scott
Member of Parliament for Kent
1628–1629
With: Sir Dudley Digges
Succeeded by
Parliament suspended until 1640
Peerage of England
Preceded by
Elizabeth Finch
Earl of Winchilsea
1634–1639
Succeeded by
Heneage Finch
Viscount Maidstone
1634–1639
Baronetage of England
Preceded by
Theophilus Finch
Baronet
(of Eastwell, Kent)
c. 1619–1639
Succeeded by
Heneage Finch