Thomas Shirley (died 1544)

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Thomas Shirley (by 1489-1544), of West Grinstead, Sussex, was an English politician.

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Family

His brother, Richard Shirley, was an MP for Sussex. He married Elizabeth Gorges and they had four daughters and two sons, including Francis Shirley MP.

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Career

He was a Member (MP) of the Parliament of England for Steyning in 1529. [1]

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References

  1. "SHIRLEY, Thomas (by 1489-1544), of West Grinstead, Suss. - History of Parliament Online". Historyofparliamentonline.org. Retrieved 17 March 2019.
Parliament of England
Preceded by
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Member of Parliament for Steyning
1529
With: John Morris
Succeeded by
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