Thomas Puckering

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Sir Thomas Puckering, 1st Baronet (1592 – 20 March 1637) was an English landowner, courtier and politician who sat in the House of Commons at various times between 1621 and 1629.

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Puckering was the son of Sir John Puckering and his wife Anne Chowne, daughter of George, or Nicholas Chowne of Kent. His father was Speaker of the House of Commons and Lord Keeper of the Great Seal. [1] Educated at Warwick School, he succeeded to the family estates on the death of his father on 30 April 1596. [2] After 5 years in the household of Prince Henry, who was tutored by Thomas's brother-in-law, Adam Newton, in September 1610 he travelled to Paris, meeting the English ambassador Sir Thomas Edmondes. [3] He was created baronet on 25 November 1611 and knighted on 3 June 1612. [2]

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In 1621 Puckering was elected Member of Parliament for Tamworth. He was Sheriff of Warwickshire in 1623. In 1625 he was elected MP for Tamworth again, and was re-elected in 1626 and 1628. He sat until 1629 when King Charles decided to rule without parliament for eleven years. [2]

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Puckering married Elizabeth Morley on 2 July 1616 at St Bartholomew the Less. She was the daughter of Sir John Morley, of Halnaker Sussex and his wife Cicely Carrill, daughter of Sir Edward Carrill of Hartinge.

Latterly, Puckering lived at his estate of the Priory, Warwick. He died at the age of 45 and was buried at St. Mary's Warwick. [2] His tomb was built by Nicholas Stone. [4] On his death the baronetcy became extinct. He had three daughters but was survived only by his daughter Jane. [2] There is a street in Warwick town centre named after him.

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References

  1. "Puckering, John"  . Dictionary of National Biography . London: Smith, Elder & Co. 1885–1900.
  2. 1 2 3 4 5 George Edward Cokayne Complete Baronetage, Volume 1 1900
  3. Birch, Thomas, The Life of Henry Prince of Wales, Dublin (1760), 191, 246-9: or London (1760), 250, 325-8
  4. Notebook and Account Book of Nicholas Stone, ed. WL Spiers & AJ Finberg, 7th Volume of the Walpole Society, (1919), 76.
Parliament of England
Preceded by
Sir Thomas Roe
Sir Percival Willoughby
Member of Parliament for Tamworth
1621–1622
With: John Ferrers
Succeeded by
John Woodford
John Wightwick
Preceded by
John Woodford
John Wightwick
Member of Parliament for Tamworth
1625–1629
With: Sir Richard Skeffington 1625
Sir Walter Devereux 1628–1629
Succeeded by
Parliament suspended until 1640