Thomas Hughes (MP)

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Thomas Hughes (1604 22 August 1664) was a Welsh politician who sat in the House of Commons in 1654 and 1659.

House of Commons of England parliament of England up to 1707

The House of Commons of England was the lower house of the Parliament of England from its development in the 14th century to the union of England and Scotland in 1707, when it was replaced by the House of Commons of Great Britain. In 1801, with the union of Great Britain and Ireland, that house was in turn replaced by the House of Commons of the United Kingdom.

Hughes was the elder son of Thomas Hughes of Cillwch (d.1624). He was an active supporter of the Commonwealth. He was on the Parliamentary Committee for Monmouthshire in 1646 and was appointed Governor of Chepstow Castle before 1647. In 1653 he was prothonotary of the court of great sessions for Brecknock, Glamorgan and Radnorshire. [1] In 1654, he was elected Member of Parliament for Monmouthshire in the First Protectorate Parliament. In 1659 he was elected MP for Carmarthenshire in the Third Protectorate Parliament. [2] Thomas Hughes' brother Charles was a major in the Royalist army. [3]

Chepstow Castle castle in Chepstow, Monmouthshire, Wales

Chepstow Castle at Chepstow, Monmouthshire, Wales is the oldest surviving post-Roman stone fortification in Britain. Located above cliffs on the River Wye, construction began in 1067 under the instruction of the Norman Lord William FitzOsbern. Originally known as Striguil, it was the southernmost of a chain of castles built in the Welsh Marches, and with its attached lordship took the name of the adjoining market town in about the 14th century.

Monmouthshire was a county constituency of the House of Commons of Parliament of England from 1536 until 1707, of the Parliament of Great Britain from 1707 to 1801, and of the Parliament of the United Kingdom from 1801 to 1885. It elected two Members of Parliament (MPs).

First Protectorate Parliament

The First Protectorate Parliament was summoned by the Lord Protector Oliver Cromwell under the terms of the Instrument of Government. It sat for one term from 3 September 1654 until 22 January 1655 with William Lenthall as the Speaker of the House.

Hughes died at the age of 59 and was buried in Matherne Church. [1]

Matherne is a surname. Notable people with the surname include:

Hughes married Isabel Godwin. [1]

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Parliament of England
Preceded by
Richard Cromwell
Philip Jones
Henry Herbert
Member of Parliament for Monmouthshire
1654
With: Henry Herbert
Thomas Morgan
Succeeded by
Major General James Berry
John Nicholas
Edward Herbert
Preceded by
John Claypole
Rowland Dawkins
Member of Parliament for Carmarthenshire
1659
Succeeded by
Not represented in Restored Rump