Thomas Prestwood

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Thomas Prestwood (c. 1570 – 1655) was an English politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1628 to 1629.

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.

Prestwood was the son of George Prestwood of Whetcombe, Devon. He matriculated at Broadgates Hall, Oxford on 18 March 1608, aged 15 and was awarded BA on 6 November 1610. He was a student of Middle Temple in 1611. In 1628, he was elected Member of Parliament for Totnes and sat until 1629 when King Charles decided to rule without parliament for eleven years. [1]

Middle Temple one of the four Inns of Court in London, England

The Honourable Society of the Middle Temple, commonly known simply as Middle Temple, is one of the four Inns of Court exclusively entitled to call their members to the English Bar as barristers, the others being the Inner Temple, Gray's Inn and Lincoln's Inn. It is located in the wider Temple area of London, near the Royal Courts of Justice, and within the City of London.

Totnes (UK Parliament constituency) Parliamentary constituency in the United Kingdom

Totnes is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since 2010 by Sarah Wollaston who was elected as a Conservative Party MP, but now sits as a member of The Independent Group.

The Personal Rule was the period from 1629 to 1640, when King Charles I of England, Scotland and Ireland ruled without recourse to Parliament. The King claimed that he was entitled to do this under the Royal Prerogative.

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Parliament of England
Preceded by
Arthur Champernoun
Philip Holditch
Member of Parliament for Totnes
1628–1629
With: Sir Edward Giles
Succeeded by
Parliament suspended until 1640