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Thomas Town of Town Place in Throwley, Kent, was an English politician.

Throwley village in United Kingdom

Throwley is an English village south of Faversham in the Borough of Swale in Kent.The name is recorded in the Doomsday Book as Trevelai, which corresponds with a Brittonic origin, where "Trev" means a settlement or farm house and "Elai" typically relates to a fast moving river or stream.

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Family

Town was the son and heir of Thomas atte Town, who died in 1403, and of Benedicta Detling, daughter and heiress of John Detling of Detling, Kent, who was also known as John Brampton. Thomas Town married Joan Cheyne, daughter of William Cheyne of Eastchurch, Isle of Sheppey, Kent. They had three daughters. [1]

Detling village in the United Kingdom

Detling is a village and civil parish in the Borough of Maidstone in Kent, England. The parish is located on the slope of the North Downs, north east of Maidstone, and on the Pilgrims' Way.

Eastchurch village in United Kingdom

Eastchurch is a village and civil parish on the Isle of Sheppey, in the English county of Kent, two miles east of Minster. The village website claims the area to have "a history steeped in stories of piracy and smugglers".

Isle of Sheppey island off the northern coast of Kent, England in the Thames Estuary

The Isle of Sheppey is an island off the northern coast of Kent, England, neighbouring the Thames Estuary, centred 42 miles (68 km) from central London. It has an area of 36 square miles (93 km2). The island forms part of the local government district of Swale. Sheppey is derived from Old English Sceapig, meaning "Sheep Island".

Career

Town was a Member of Parliament for Kent constituency in 1420. [2]

Kent was a parliamentary constituency covering the county of Kent in southeast England. It returned two "knights of the shire" to the House of Commons by the bloc vote system from the year 1290. Members were returned to the Parliament of England until the Union with Scotland created the Parliament of Great Britain in 1708, and to the Parliament of the United Kingdom after the union with Ireland in 1801 until the county was divided by the Reform Act 1832.

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