Peter Probie

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Sir Peter Probie (died March 1625) was an English politician who sat in the House of Commons at times between 1593 and 1598. He was Lord Mayor of London in 1622.

Probie was a member of the Worshipful Company of Barber-Surgeons and had been Secretary Walsingham's barber. He owed his rise to the patronage of Sir Thomas Heneage, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster.[1]

In 1593, Probie was elected Member of Parliament (MP) for Kingston upon Hull and for Liverpool in 1597.[2]

On 10 May 1614, Probie was elected an alderman of the City of London for Queenhithe ward. He was Sheriff of London from 1614 to 1615. In 1615 he was Master of the Barber-Surgeons Company. He was Governor of the Irish Society from 1616 to 1622. He translated to the Worshipful Company of Grocers on 4 July 1622 and was later elected Lord Mayor of London. He was knighted on 8 June 1623. Also in 1623, he became alderman of Broad Street.[3]

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Civic offices
Preceded by
Sir Edward Barkham
Lord Mayor of the City of London
1622
Succeeded by
Martin Lumley