Thomas Preston (died 1604)

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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.

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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.

He was a Member (MP) of the Parliament of England for Knaresborough in 1589.

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Knaresborough was a parliamentary constituency which returned two Members of Parliament (MPs) to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom until 1868, and then one MP until its abolition in 1885.

He married Anne or Margaret, the daughter of John Westby of Mowbrick, Lancashire; they had one son, John. [1]

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