Thomas Somerset (MP for Oxford)

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Thomas Somerset or Pophull (fl. 1379–1393, died between 1396 and 1399) was an English politician and draper. [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6]

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Family

Somerset lived in St. Martin's parish, near Carfax, Oxford, with his wife, Helen, and their one son. Helen died in 1399. Somerset was last recorded in 1396. There is no record of their son after their deaths.

Career

He was a Member (MP) of the Parliament of England for Oxford in 1379 and February 1388. He was Mayor of Oxford in 1392–93. [7]

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References

  1. Oxf. Hist. Soc. xviii. 25; Bodl. Twyne ms 23, f. 630.
  2. Oxf. Hist. Soc. xxxvii. 17-19; lxvi. no. 735; xc. no. 770.
  3. Oxf. Hist. Soc. xviii. 25; Liber Albus Oxoniensis ed. Ellis, no. 175; CCR, 1377-81, p. 51; CPR, 1377-81, p. 304.
  4. Cal. Letter Bk. London, H, 398-9; Twyne ms 4, f. 203.
  5. Oxf. Hist. Soc. lxix. 183; xc. no. 511; xci. 178, 184; (ser. 2), xiv. 3-4, 14-17; xx. 6.
  6. Twyne ms 23, f. 630; Oxf. Hist. Soc. lxix. 250.
  7. "SOMERSET, Thomas, of Oxford. | History of Parliament Online".