Thomas Trenchard (Dorset MP)

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Sir Thomas Trenchard (1582 1657) was an English politician who sat in the House of Commons at various times between 1621 and 1648.

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.

Trenchard was the son of Sir George Trenchard of Warmwell and his wife Ann Speke daughter of Sir George Speke of Whitelackington. [1] He was knighted at Theobalds on 15 December 1613. [2] He was appointed High Sheriff of Dorset in 1634. [3]

Whitelackington village in the United Kingdom

Whitelackington is a village and civil parish on the A303 one mile north east of Ilminster, in Somerset, England. The parish includes Dillington Park and the hamlets of Atherstone and Ashwell.

The High Sheriff of Dorset is an ancient High Sheriff title which has been in existence for over one thousand years. Until 1567 the Sheriff of Somerset was also the Sheriff of Dorset.

In 1621, Trenchard was elected Member of Parliament for Dorset. [4] In April 1640, he was elected MP for Bridport in the Short Parliament. In 1645, he was re-elected MP for Dorset for the Long Parliament and sat until 1648 when he was excluded under Pride's Purge. [4]

Dorset was a county constituency covering Dorset in southern England, which elected two Members of Parliament (MPs), traditionally known as knights of the shire, to the House of Commons of England from 1290 until 1707, to the House of Commons of Great Britain from 1707 to 1800, and to the House of Commons of the United Kingdom until 1832.

Bridport was a parliamentary borough in Dorset, England, which elected two Members of Parliament (MP) to the House of Commons from 1295 until 1868, and then one member from 1868 until 1885, when the borough was abolished.

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.

Trenchard married Elizabeth Morgan. [1] He had a son Thomas who was the father of John Trenchard Secretary of State. [3]

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References

  1. 1 2 John Burke A genealogical and heraldic history of the commoners of Great ..., Volume 4
  2. Knights of England
  3. 1 2 Dictionary of National Biography
  4. 1 2 Willis, Browne (1750). Notitia Parliamentaria, Part II: A Series or Lists of the Representatives in the several Parliaments held from the Reformation 1541, to the Restoration 1660 ... London. pp.  onepage&q&f&#61, false 229–239.
Parliament of England
Preceded by
Sir Mervyn Audley
Sir John Strangways
Member of Parliament for Dorset
1621
With: Sir John Strangways
Succeeded by
Sir John Strangways
Sir George Hussey
Preceded by
Parliament suspended since 1629
Member of Parliament for Bridport
1640
With: Sir John Meller 1640
Succeeded by
Roger Hill
Giles Strangways
Preceded by
John Browne
Richard Rogers
Member of Parliament for Dorset
1645–1648
With: John Browne
Succeeded by
John Browne