Thomas Roper (MP)

Last updated

Thomas Roper (1533/34–1598) was an English politician.

He was the eldest son of William Roper of St Dunstan’s, Canterbury and Eltham, Kent and educated at Lincoln's Inn.

Lincolns Inn one of the four Inns of Court in London, England

The Honourable Society of Lincoln's Inn is one of the four Inns of Court in London to which barristers of England and Wales belong and where they are called to the Bar. Lincoln's Inn is recognised to be one of the world's most prestigious professional bodies of judges and lawyers.

He was a Member (MP) of the Parliament of England for New Shoreham in October 1553 and for Newport, Cornwall in 1558.

Parliament of England historic legislature of the Kingdom of England

The Parliament of England was the legislature of the Kingdom of England, existing from the early 13th century until 1707, when it merged with the Parliament of Scotland to become the Parliament of Great Britain after the political union of England and Scotland created the Kingdom of Great Britain.

New Shoreham, sometimes simply called Shoreham, was a parliamentary borough centred on the town of Shoreham-by-Sea in what is now West Sussex. It returned two Members of Parliament (MPs) to the House of Commons of England from 1295 to 1707, then to then House of Commons of Great Britain until 1800, and finally to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom from 1801 until it was abolished by the Redistribution of Seats Act 1885, with effect from the 1885 general election.

Newport was a rotten borough situated in Cornwall. It is now the suburb of Newport within the town of Launceston, which was itself also a parliamentary borough at the same period. It is also referred to as Newport Iuxta Launceston, to distinguish it from other constituencies named Newport.

He married Lucy, the daughter of Sir Anthony Browne of Cowdray, Sussex, with whom he had 5 sons and 5 daughters.

Related Research Articles

Baron Dacre Title in the Peerage of England

Baron Dacre is a title that has been created three times in the Peerage of England, every time by writ.

Eltham District of southeast London, England

Eltham is a district of southeast London, England, within the Royal Borough of Greenwich. It is located 8.7 miles (14.0 km) east-southeast of Charing Cross, and identified in the London Plan as one of 35 major centres in Greater London. Eltham also lies within the historic county of Kent. The three wards of Eltham North, South and West have a total population of 35,459.

Sir William James, 1st Baronet Welsh naval commander in India

Commodore Sir William James, 1st Baronet, FRS was a Welsh-born commander of the East India Company navy, director of the Company and politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1774 to 1783. He conducted successful campaigns against the navies of Indian territories.

William Roper English biographer of his father-in-law, Sir Thomas More

William Roper was an English lawyer and member of Parliament. The son of a Kentish gentleman, he married Margaret, daughter of Sir Thomas More. He wrote a highly regarded biography of his father-in-law.

Edward Montagu (judge) British judge (1485-1557)

Sir Edward Montagu was an English lawyer and judge.

Thomas Keyes English politician

Thomas Keyes or Keys was captain of Sandgate Castle, and serjeant porter to Queen Elizabeth I. Without the Queen's consent, he married Lady Mary Grey, who had a claim to the throne.

Margaret Roper English writer, translator

Margaret Roper (1505–1544) was an English writer and translator. Roper, the eldest daughter of Sir Thomas More, is considered as one of the most learned women of sixteenth-century England. She is celebrated for her filial piety and scholastic acquirements. Roper's most known publication is a Latin-to-English translation of Erasmus' Precatio Dominica as A Devout Treatise upon the Paternoster. In addition, she wrote many Latin epistles and English letters, as well as an original treatise entitled The Four Last Things. She also translated the Ecclesiastical History of Eusebius from the Greek into the Latin language.

Sir Richard Bulkeley (1533–1621) of Beaumaris, Anglesey and Lewisham was a Welsh politician who sat in the House of Commons of England in 1563 and from 1604 to 1614.

Eltham is a small unincorporated community in New Kent County, Virginia, United States. Located along state routes 30, 33, and 249 in modern times, it is slightly west of the town of West Point. It was named for Eltham Plantation, across from West Point on the nearby Pamunkey River.

Tonge, Kent village in United Kingdom

Tonge is a village near Sittingbourne in Kent, England. The hamlet is north of Bapchild, close to Murston Marshes beside the Swale.

Sir Richard Sackville of Ashburnham and Buckhurst in Sussex and Westenhanger in Kent; was an English administrator and Member of Parliament.

The Shaw, later Best-Shaw Baronetcy, of Eltham in the County of Kent, is a title in the Baronetage of England. It was created on 15 April 1665 for Sir John Shaw, Commissioner of the Customs 1660–62 and Member of Parliament for Lyme Regis 1661–79. Descended from the Shaws of Haslington Hall, Cheshire, he was a supporter of Charles I during the Civil War and provided financial support to the exiled Charles II, by whom he was knighted following the English Restoration in 1660. From 1663 he leased, from the Crown, the Manor of Eltham which included the then derelict Kings House or Eltham Palace and built a new manor house Eltham Lodge on the estate.

Sir Edward Dering, 5th Baronet British politician

Sir Edward Dering, 5th Baronet was an English politician.

Sir Thomas Culpeper, 3rd Baronet British politician

Sir Thomas Culpeper, 3rd Baronet of Preston Hall, Aylesford, Kent was an English politician who sat in the House of Commons of England between 1705 and 1707 and in the House of Commons of Great Britain variously between 1707 and 1723.

Sir John Shaw, 1st Baronet was an English merchant and politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1661 to 1679.

Sir Thomas Williams, 1st Baronet was an English medical doctor and politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1675 to 1679. He was "Chymical Physician" to King Charles II.

SirChristopher Danby MP JP, of Farnley, Masham, and Thorp Perrow, Yorkshire, of St. Paul's Cray, Kent, and of Kettleby, Lincolnshire, and of Nayland, Suffolk, was an English politician.

Levin Bufkin was an English landowner who served as MP for the borough of Maidstone.

John Scott (died 1533) English politician died 1533

Sir John Scott was the eldest son of Sir William Scott of Scot's Hall. He served in King Henry VIII's campaigns in France, and was active in local government in Kent and a Member of Parliament for New Romney. He was the grandfather of both Reginald Scott, author of The Discoverie of Witchcraft, a source for Shakespeare's Macbeth, and Thomas Keyes, who married Lady Mary Grey.

John Roper, 1st Baron Teynham

John Roper was an English nobleman who was created the first Baron Teynham in 1616.