Thomas Steyning

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Thomas Steyning (died c. 1582?), of Earl Soham, Suffolk, was an English politician.

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Suffolk County of England

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Career

He was a Member (MP) of the Parliament of England for Castle Rising in 1559. [1]

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Family

He married and had one son and one daughter.

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References

  1. "STEYNING, Thomas (d. ?c.1582), of Earl Soham, Suff. - History of Parliament Online". Historyofparliamentonline.org. Retrieved 19 March 2019.