Thomas Walcot

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Sir Thomas Walcot SL (6 August 1629 – 6 September 1685) was an English judge and politician.



Thomas Walcot, born 6 August 1629, was the second son of Humphrey Walcot (1586-1650) and his wife Anne Docwra (d.1675), whose mother, Jane (née Peryam) Docwra, was the daughter of Sir William Peryam. [1] Walcot had an elder brother, John, and a younger brother, William.

William Peryam British judge

Sir William Peryam of Little Fulford, near Crediton in Devon, was an English judge who, in 1593, rose to the position of Lord Chief Baron of the Exchequer and was knighted by Queen Elizabeth I.


Walcot entered Trinity College, Cambridge on 16 May 1646, [2] became a member of the Middle Temple on 12 November 1647, and was called to the Bar there on 25 November 1653. On 15 February 1662 he became Attorney-General of Denbighshire and Montgomeryshire, and in April 1676 a Justice of the North Wales circuit. On 3 September 1679 he was elected Member of Parliament for Ludlow, becoming a Serjeant-at-Law in May 1680 and a Justice of the King's Bench on 22 October 1683, a position he held until his death on 6 September 1685. [3]

Trinity College, Cambridge Constituent college of the University of Cambridge in England

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Ludlow (UK Parliament constituency) Parliamentary constituency in the United Kingdom, 1868 onwards

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Marriage and issue

On 10 December 1663, Walcot married Mary Littleton (d. 1695), the daughter of Sir Adam Littleton of Stoke St. Milborough, Shropshire. Their only child, Thomas Walcot, died in infancy. [4]

Littleton baronets

Three baronetcies have been created in the Baronetage of England for members of the Littleton or Lyttelton family. All three lines are descended from Thomas de Littleton, a noted 15th-century jurist. Despite differences in spelling of the title, the names of all three lines were spelt in many varied ways in the early modern period, without distinction between the different branches of the family. This can be confusing, as the range of forenames in use was very limited.

Stoke St. Milborough village in the United Kingdom

Stoke St. Milborough is a parish located in Shropshire, England. The population of the civil parish at the 2011 census was 409.

Shropshire County of England

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  1. Handley 2004; Transactions 1905 , p. 324.
  2. "Walcott, Thomas (WLCT646T)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge.
  3. Hadley, Stuart (2004). "Oxford DNB article: Walcot, Sir Thomas (subscription needed)". Oxford University Press. Retrieved 6 January 2011.
  4. Handley 2004.

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