Thomas Reynell (died 1655)

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Sir Thomas Reynell (1589 – May 1655) was an English politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1624 to 1629.

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Reynell was the son of Sir Thomas Reynell, of West Ogwell, Devon. He matriculated at Exeter College, Oxford on 23 April 1602, aged 12. He was a student of Middle Temple in 1608. In 1624, he was elected Member of Parliament for Morpeth in the Happy Parliament. He was sewer in ordinary to King Charles I and was knighted on 15 September 1625. He was re-elected MP for Morpeth in 1625, 1626, and 1628 and sat until 1629 when King Charles decided to rule without parliament for eleven years. [2]

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Reynell died at Laleham, Middlesex, at the age of about 65. [2]

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References

  1. Vivian, Lt.Col. J.L., (Ed.) The Visitations of the County of Devon: Comprising the Heralds' Visitations of 1531, 1564 & 1620, Exeter, 1895, pp.643-5, pedigree of Reynell, p.643
  2. 1 2 'Alumni Oxonienses, 1500-1714: Rabbetts-Rhodes', Alumni Oxonienses 1500-1714 (1891), pp. 1227-1250. Date accessed: 8 May 2012
Parliament of England
Preceded by
Robert Brandling
Ralph Fetherstonhaugh
Member of Parliament for Morpeth
1624
With: William Carnaby 1624
Sir Anthony Herbert 1625
John Bankes 1626–1629
Succeeded by
Parliament suspended until 1640