Thomas White (died 1670)

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Thomas White (ca. 1630 1670) was an English lawyer and politician who sat in the House of Commons in 1659 and 1660.

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White was the eldest son of Daniel White of West Lavington, Wiltshire and his first wife Jane. He was admitted at Inner Temple in 1647 and called to the bar in 1654. He became Recorder of Wells in about 1656 and succeeded to the property of his father in 1659. In 1659 he was elected Member of Parliament (MP) for Wells in Somerset for the Third Protectorate Parliament. He was elected MP for Wells again in April 1660 for the Convention Parliament. He became a J.P. for Somerset in July 1660. He was commissioner for sewers in August and December 1660, and commissioner for assessment from August 1660 to 1663. In 1662 the commissioners for corporations removed him from the bench and dismissed him as recorder. [1]

West Lavington, Wiltshire village in United Kingdom

West Lavington is a village and civil parish in Wiltshire, England, on the north edge of Salisbury Plain. The village is on the A360 road between Devizes and Salisbury, about 5 miles (8 km) south of Devizes. The parish includes the hamlet of Littleton Panell.

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White died at the age of about 40 and was buried in Wells cathedral on 25 August 1670. [1]

White married Jane Bull, daughter of William Bull of Shapwick, Somerset on 4 March 1656 and had a son and three daughters. [1]

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Parliament of England
Preceded by
John Jenkyn
Member of Parliament for Wells
1659
With: Sir Lislebone Long
Succeeded by
Seats vacant in Rump Parliament
Preceded by
Seats vacant in Rump Parliament
Member of Parliament for Wells
1660
With: Henry Bull
Succeeded by
Sir Maurice Berkeley
Lord Richard Butler