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Thomas Whatman (1576–1630), of Chichester, Sussex, was an English politician.

Chichester Cathedral city in West Sussex, England

Chichester is a cathedral city in West Sussex, in South-East England. It is the only city in West Sussex and is its county town. It has a long history as a settlement from Roman times and was important in Anglo-Saxon times. It is the seat of the Church of England Diocese of Chichester, with a 12th-century cathedral.

Sussex historic county in South East England

Sussex, from the Old English Sūþsēaxe, is a historic county in South East England corresponding roughly in area to the ancient Kingdom of Sussex. It is bounded to the west by Hampshire, north by Surrey, northeast by Kent, south by the English Channel, and divided for many purposes into the ceremonial counties of West Sussex and East Sussex. Brighton and Hove, though part of East Sussex, was made a unitary authority in 1997, and as such, is administered independently of the rest of East Sussex. Brighton and Hove was granted City status in 2000. Until then, Chichester was Sussex's only city.

He was a Member (MP) of the Parliament of England for Chichester in 1621 and 1624 and for Portsmouth in 1626. [1]

Parliament of England historic legislature of the Kingdom of England

The Parliament of England was the legislature of the Kingdom of England, existing from the early 13th century until 1707, when it merged with the Parliament of Scotland to become the Parliament of Great Britain after the political union of England and Scotland created the Kingdom of Great Britain.

Chichester (UK Parliament constituency) Parliamentary constituency in the United Kingdom

Chichester is a constituency in West Sussex, represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since 2017 by Gillian Keegan of the Conservative Party.

Portsmouth was a borough constituency based upon the borough of Portsmouth in Hampshire. It returned two members of parliament (MPs) to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, elected by the bloc vote system.

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Parliament of England
Preceded by
Sir John Morley
Adrian Stoughton
Member of Parliament for Chichester
1621–1625
With: Sir Edward Cecil 1621–1624
Sir Thomas Edmondes 1624–1625
Succeeded by
Algernon, Lord Percy
Humphrey Haggett
Preceded by
Sir Benjamin Rudyerd
Sir Daniel Norton
Member of Parliament for Portsmouth
1626
With: Sir James Fullerton
Succeeded by
Owen Jennens
William Towerson