Thomas Preston (died 1604) was an English politician.
He was the only son of John Preston of Preston Patrick, Westmorland.
He was a Justice of the Peace for Lancashire and Westmorland and appointed High Sheriff of Lancashire for 1584–85.
He was a Member (MP) of the Parliament of England for Knaresborough in 1589.
He married Anne or Margaret, the daughter of John Westby of Mowbrick, Lancashire; they had one son, John.
Edward Smith-Stanley, 13th Earl of Derby, KG, of Knowsley Hall in Lancashire, was a politician, peer, landowner, builder, farmer, art collector and naturalist. He was the patron of the writer Edward Lear.
Baron le Despencer is a title that has been created several times by writ in the Peerage of England.
Earl of Lonsdale is a title that has been created twice in British history, firstly in the Peerage of Great Britain in 1784, and then in the Peerage of the United Kingdom in 1807, both times for members of the Lowther family.
There have been seven baronetcies created for members of the Lowther family, one in the Baronetage of Nova Scotia, two in the Baronetage of England, two in the Baronetage of Great Britain and two in the Baronetage of the United Kingdom. Two of the creations are extant as of 2008.
Francis Fane, 1st Earl of Westmorland, of Mereworth in Kent and of Apethorpe Hall in Northamptonshire was an English landowner and politician who sat in the House of Commons between 1601 and 1624 and then was raised to the Peerage as Earl of Westmorland.
Sir William Lowther was an English landowner and MP.
William Lowther, 1st Earl of Lonsdale KG, also known as Sir William Lowther, 2nd Baronet, of Little Preston, from 1788 to 1802, and William Lowther, 2nd Viscount Lowther, from 1802 to 1807, was a British Tory politician and nobleman known for building Lowther Castle.
There have been four baronetcies created for persons with the surname Preston, two in the Baronetage of Nova Scotia, one in the Baronetage of England and another in the Baronetage of the United Kingdom.
The High Sheriff of Lancashire is an ancient officer, now largely ceremonial, granted to Lancashire, a county in North West England. High Shrievalties are the oldest secular titles under the Crown, in England and Wales. The High Sheriff of Lancashire is the representative of the monarch in the county, and is the "Keeper of The Queen's Peace" in the county, executing judgements of the High Court through an Under Sheriff.
Francis Clifford, 4th Earl of Cumberland was a member of the Clifford family which held the seat of Skipton from 1310 to 1676.
The Neville or Nevill family is a noble house of early medieval origin, which was a leading force in English politics in the later Middle Ages. The family became one of the two major powers in northern England and played a central role in the Wars of the Roses along with their rival, the House of Percy.
Sir Thomas Carus SL was an English barrister and judge who served as a Justice of the Queen's Bench.
Sir Gilbert Hoghton, 2nd Baronet was an English politician who sat in the House of Commons variously between 1614 and 1640. He was a Royalist leader during the English Civil War.
Sir William Fleetwood was an English politician who sat in the House of Commons at various times between 1584 and 1628.
Sir Peter Fretchville of Staveley, Derbyshire, was an English politician who sat in the House of Commons in 1601 and from 1621 to 1622. In 1604 he built Staveley Hall, which survives today.
Sir Thomas Parr was an English landowner and elected Member of Parliament six times between 1435 and 1459. He was great-grandfather of Queen Catherine Parr, the sixth wife of King Henry VIII.
Henry Banister was an English politician who sat in the House of Commons in 1614 and in 1625.
John Talbot Clifton was an English landowner and Member of Parliament.
Sir James Leyburn, also Laybourne, Labourn, etc., was a senior representative of one of the powerful families within the Barony of Kendal. He was at different times a Justice of the Peace for Westmorland, Escheator for Cumberland and Westmorland, and Commissioner for the survey of the monasteries of Lancashire. He was caught up in the troubles at Kendal during the Pilgrimage of Grace (1536-1537). As an assistant to Sir Thomas Wharton, Deputy Warden of the West March, he took an important part in the Battle of Solway Moss (1542). He was one of the two MPs for Westmorland in 1542 and 1545.
Thomas Hesketh (1548–1605), of Whitehill and Preston, Lancashire and of Heslington, Yorkshire, was an English politician.