Thomas Rivett

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Thomas Rivett
Born 1679
Died 1724
Nationality English
Occupation landowner and politician
Known for Mayor of Derby
Successor John Bagnold Thomas (1716)
Spouse(s) Elizabeth Eaton
Children Thomas Rivett, Esq., and Sarah Rivett
Parent(s) Thomas Rivett and Rebecca Agard

Thomas Rivett (1679–1724) was a British politician. He was Mayor of Derby in 1715. He married Elizabeth Eaton on 9 December 1708 with whom he had two children: Thomas Rivett, Esq., and Sarah Rivett. [1]

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