Thomas Smith (Chester MP)

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Sir Thomas Smith was an English politician who sat in the House of Commons between 1640 and 1644.

House of Commons of England parliament of England up to 1707

The House of Commons of England was the lower house of the Parliament of England from its development in the 14th century to the union of England and Scotland in 1707, when it was replaced by the House of Commons of Great Britain. In 1801, with the union of Great Britain and Ireland, that house was in turn replaced by the House of Commons of the United Kingdom.

Smith was the son of Laurence Smith, of Hatherton, Cheshire and his wife Anne Mainwaring, daughter of Sir Randall Mainwaring of Over Peover. [1] He was knighted on 21 July 1615. [2] In 1622, he was mayor of the city of Chester and in 1623 High Sheriff of Cheshire.

Hatherton, Cheshire human settlement in United Kingdom

Hatherton is a hamlet and civil parish in the unitary authority of Cheshire East and the ceremonial county of Cheshire, England. The hamlet is located 2¾ miles to the north east of Audlem and 3¾ miles to the south east of Nantwich. The parish also includes the small settlements of Birchall Moss, Broomlands and part of Artlebrook. Nearby villages include Hankelow, Stapeley, Walgherton and Wybunbury. According to the 2001 Census, Hatherton civil parish had a population of 344, increasing to 360 at the 2011 Census.

Peover Superior

Peover Superior is a civil parish in the unitary authority of Cheshire East and the ceremonial county of Cheshire, England. It is described by the Office for National Statistics as a village surrounded by inhabited countryside.

The dignity of Knight Bachelor is the basic and lowest rank of a man who has been knighted by the monarch but not as a member of one of the organised orders of chivalry; it is a part of the British honours system. Knights Bachelor are the most ancient sort of British knight, but Knights Bachelor rank below knights of chivalric orders.

Smith was an alderman of Chester and in April 1640, was elected Member of Parliament for City of Chester in the Short Parliament. He was re-elected MP for Chester for the Long Parliament in November 1640. [3] Smith was disabled from sitting in parliament on 22 January 1644 for supporting the King.

City of Chester (UK Parliament constituency) Parliamentary constituency in the United Kingdom

The City of Chester is a constituency created in 1545 and represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since 2015 by Chris Matheson of the Labour Party.

Short Parliament Parliament of England that was summoned by King Charles I of England

The Short Parliament was a Parliament of England that was summoned by King Charles I of England on 20 February 1640 and sat from 13 April to 5 May 1640. It was so called because of its short life of only three weeks.

Long Parliament English Parliament which lasted from 1640 until 1660

The Long Parliament was an English Parliament which lasted from 1640 until 1660. It followed the fiasco of the Short Parliament which had convened for only three weeks during the spring of 1640, and which in turn had followed an 11-year parliamentary absence. In September 1640, King Charles I issued writs summoning a parliament to convene on 3 November 1640. He intended it to pass financial bills, a step made necessary by the costs of the Bishops' Wars in Scotland. The Long Parliament received its name from the fact that, by Act of Parliament, it stipulated it could be dissolved only with agreement of the members; and, those members did not agree to its dissolution until 16 March 1660, after the English Civil War and near the close of the Interregnum.

Smith married Mary Smith, daughter of Sir Hugh Smith, of Long Ashton, Somerset, and had twenty-two children. His son Thomas became a baronet. [1]

Long Ashton village in the United Kingdom

Long Ashton is a village and civil parish in Somerset, England. It falls within the Unitary Authority of North Somerset and is one of a number of large villages just outside the boundary of city of Bristol urban area. The parish has a population of 6,044. The parish includes the hamlet of Yanley, and the residential area of Leigh Woods.

Sir Thomas Smith, 1st Baronet was an English politician who sat in the House of Commons between 1661 and 1675.

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Parliament of England
Preceded by
Parliament suspended since 1629
Member of Parliament for City of Chester
1640–1644
With: Robert Brerewood 1640
Francis Gamull 1640–1644
Succeeded by
William Edwards
John Ratcliffe