Thomas Roper (MP)

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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.

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

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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.

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

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