Thomas Poley

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Thomas Poley (by 1523 – 1563 or 1564), of London and Ware, Hertfordshire was an English politician. He was a Member of Parliament (MP) for Melcombe Regis in 1545, Ipswich in April 1554 and Ripon in 1555. [1]

Thomas was the son of Edmund Poley and Mirabel Garneys. [2] His brother, John Poley, married Anne, [3] daughter of Thomas Wentworth, 1st Baron Wentworth. [1] Their son, Edmund Poley was also an MP.

On 11 July 1553 Thomas Cornwallis had declared Lady Jane Grey as Queen of England succeeding Edward VI at the Cornhill, Ipswich. However, later that day, Poley declared Mary Tudor to be the rightful Queen. [4]

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  2. "Our Royal, Titled, Noble, and Commoner Ancestors & Cousins (over 192,000 names). - Person Page". Marlyn Lewis. Retrieved 15 September 2020.
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  4. Whitelock, Anna; MacCulloch, Diarmaid (2007). "Pincess Mary's Household and the Succession Crisis, July 1553". The Historical Journal. 50 (2): 265–287. doi:10.1017/S0018246X07006061. ISSN   0018-246X. JSTOR   4140130. S2CID   161366294 . Retrieved 15 September 2020.