Edward Thompson (of Sheriff Hutton)

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Edward Thompson (ca. 1639 – 6 August 1701) was an English landowner and politician.

Edward and his brother Sir Henry Thompson were wine merchants of York; Edward became the principal mover of the business after his brother moved to his new estate at Escrick in 1668. He was a particular friend of Andrew Marvell.[1] During the reign of Charles II, Edward bought the estate of Sheriff Hutton for his own country residence.[2] He was Lord Mayor of York in 1683,[3] and was three times Member of Parliament for York, beginning in 1689.

He married Frances Thompson and had two children: Leonard, who married his second cousin once removed, Frances Thompson of Escrick, and died without issue in 1744, and Richard (d. 1753), twice Lord Mayor of York.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Papers of Henry Thompson". Retrieved 2006-09-28. 
  2. ^ "Sheriff Hutton". Retrieved 2006-09-28. 
  3. ^ a b Foster, Joseph (1874). Pedigrees of the County Families of Yorkshire. London. 
Parliament of England
Preceded by
Sir John Reresby, Bt
Sir Metcalfe Robinson, Bt
Member of Parliament for York
with Earl of Danby

1689–1690
Succeeded by
Robert Waller
Henry Thompson
Preceded by
Robert Waller
Henry Thompson
Member of Parliament for York
with Tobias Jenkins

1695–1698
Succeeded by
Tobias Jenkins
Sir William Robinson, Bt
Preceded by
Tobias Jenkins
Sir William Robinson, Bt
Member of Parliament for York
with Sir William Robinson, Bt

1701
Succeeded by
Sir William Robinson, Bt
Tobias Jenkins