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.
He was a Member (MP) of the Parliament of England for Gloucester in 1572.
He left his property to his only daughter, Margaret.
Thomas West, 3rd Baron De La Warr, was an English merchant and politician, for whom the bay, the river, and, consequently, a Native American people and U.S. state, all later called "Delaware", were named. He was a member of the House of Lords from the death of his father in 1602 until his own death in 1618, and was also governor of the Virginia colony.
Sir Robert Harley was an English statesman who served as Master of the Mint for Charles I. A devout Puritan, he supported Parliament in the Wars of the Three Kingdoms.
The Dukedom of Chandos was a title that has been created twice in the Peerage of England. First created as a barony by Edward III in 1337, its second creation in 1554 was due to the Brydges family's service to Mary I during Wyatt's rebellion, when she also gave them Sudeley Castle. The barony was elevated to a dukedom in 1719, and it finally fell into abeyance in 1789, after 452 years.
Sir John Fortescue of Salden Manor, near Mursley, Buckinghamshire, was the seventh Chancellor of the Exchequer of England, serving from 1589 until 1603.
Thomas Wilson (1524–1581), Esquire, LL.D., was an English diplomat and judge who served as a privy councillor and Secretary of State (1577–81) to Queen Elizabeth I. He is remembered especially for his Logique (1551) and The Arte of Rhetorique (1553), which have been called "the first complete works on logic and rhetoric in English".
Francis Fane, 1st Earl of Westmorland, of Mereworth in Kent and of Apethorpe in Northamptonshire was an English landowner and politician who sat in the House of Commons between 1601 and 1624 and then was raised to the Peerage as Earl of Westmorland.
William Brydges, 4th Baron Chandos was an English peer and politician.
William Oldsworth was an English politician who sat in the House of Commons between 1597 and 1601.
John Stephens was an English politician who sat in the House of Commons at various times between 1645 and 1660.
Sir Robert Jermyn DL (1539–1614) was a prominent East Anglian landowner and magistrate, of strongly reformist views in religion, who sat in the House of Commons at various times between 1584 and 1589.
Sir William Lytton DL JP was an English politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1640 to 1648. He supported the Parliamentary cause in the English Civil War.
Sir Thomas Lowe was an English politician who sat in the House of Commons at various times between 1606 and 1622. He was an alderman of the City of London and became Lord Mayor of London in 1604.
John Browne (c1569-1639) was an English brewer and politician who sat in the House of Commons between 1614 and 1629.
Sir Thomas Berkeley, KB was the son and heir apparent of Henry Berkeley, 7th Baron Berkeley, and a Member of Parliament for Gloucestershire from 1604 until 1611.
John Tracy, 1st Viscount Tracy was an English landowner and politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1597.
Sir Nicholas Overbury was an English lawyer, landowner and politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1604 to 1611.
Walter Overbury (1592–1637) was an English politician who sat in the House of Commons at various times between 1621 and 1626.
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.
William Laud was a bishop in the Church of England. Appointed Archbishop of Canterbury by Charles I in 1633, Laud was a key advocate of Charles I's religious reforms; he was arrested by Parliament in 1640 and executed towards the end of the First English Civil War in January 1645.
Sir John Killigrew of Arwenack, near Penryn, Cornwall, was the 2nd Governor of Pendennis Castle (1568–1584), appointed by Queen Elizabeth I, as stated on his father's brass in St Budock's Church. He was MP for Lostwithiel in 1563 and twice for the family's pocket borough of Penryn, in 1571 and 1572.