Thomas Ravenscroft (MP)

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Thomas Ravenscroft
Died 18 February 1681
Known for Politician for Monmouthshire
Spouse(s) Margaret Williams

Thomas Ravenscroft (died 18 February 1681) was an English politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1621 to 1622.

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.

Ravenscroft was probably the son of William Ravenscroft who was MP for Flintshire in 1586. In 1621, Ravenscroft was elected Member of Parliament for Monmouth Boroughs. [1]

Monmouth Boroughs was a parliamentary constituency consisting of several towns in Monmouthshire. It returned one Member of Parliament (MP) to the House of Commons of the Parliaments of England, Great Britain, and finally the United Kingdom; until 1832 the constituency was known simply as Monmouth, though it included other "contributory boroughs".

In November 1643, as Colonel Ravenscroft, he surrendered Hawarden Castle to Parliament. He was appointed with others to manage Flintshire on behalf of parliament in May 1648. [1]

Hawarden Castle (medieval) medieval castle in Hawarden, Wales

Hawarden Old Castle is a Grade I listed medieval castle near Hawarden, Flintshire, Wales.

Flintshire County and Principal area in Wales

Flintshire is a principal area of Wales, known as a county. It was created by the Local Government (Wales) Act 1994. It is in north-east Wales, bordering the English county of Cheshire to the east, Denbighshire to the west and Wrexham County Borough to the south. It is named after the historic county of Flintshire which has notably different borders. Flintshire is considered part of the Welsh Marches and formed part of the historic Earldom of Chester and Flint. The county is governed by Flintshire County Council based in county hall Mold.

Ravenscroft died in 1681 and was buried at Holy Trinity Church, Cheshire, where there is a monument. [1]

Ravenscroft married Margaret Williams daughter of Sir Thomas Williams, 2nd Baronet of Vaynol Carnarvonshire. [1]

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Parliament of England
Preceded by
Robert Johnson
Member of Parliament for Monmouth Boroughs
1621–1622
Succeeded by
Walter Stewart