Thomas Semys (died 1603) was an English politician from Gloucester.
He was appointed sheriff of Gloucester for 1558-9 and 1563-4, created an alderman and made mayor for 1565, 1578 and 1599.
The Mayor of Gloucester is the first citizen of the City of Gloucester, England, and acts as Chair of the Council. The Mayor represents the Council and the City at civic, ceremonial and community events both inside the City boundaries and elsewhere.
He was a Member (MP) of the Parliament of England for Gloucester in 1572.
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.
Gloucester is a constituency centred on the cathedral city and county town of the same name, represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament by Richard Graham of the Conservative Party.
He left his property to his only daughter, Margaret.
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