Thomas White (died 1558)

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Thomas White (1532/34–1558) was an English politician.

He was a Member (MP) of the Parliament of England for Downton in 1555 and 1558.

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.

Downton was a parliamentary borough in Wiltshire, which elected two Members of Parliament (MPs) to the House of Commons from 1295 until 1832, when it was abolished by the Great Reform Act.

White studied at the Inner Temple. He was survived by his son, the MP for Clitheroe, John White. [1]

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Clitheroe was a parliamentary constituency in Lancashire.

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References

  1. "WHITE, Thomas IV (1532/34-58), of the Middle Temple, London and Downton, Wilts. - History of Parliament Online". www.historyofparliamentonline.org.