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Thomas Wey (fl. 1406) of Wells, Somerset, was an English politician.

He was a Member (MP) of the Parliament of England for Wells in 1406. [1]

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  1. "WEY, Thomas, of Wells, Som. | History of Parliament Online".
Parliament of England
Preceded by
Walter Dyer
John Bowyer
Member of Parliament for Wells
With: Thomas Jay
Succeeded by
Walter Duddesdon
John Newmaster