Thomas Chaloner (regicide)
In January 1649, he and his younger brother James Chaloner (1602–1660) served as two of the 135 commissioners of the court which tried King Charles I. Subsequently Thomas Chaloner signed the King's death warrant, while James did not.
In 1660, at the restoration of the monarchy under Charles II, Chaloner was excluded from the Indemnity and Oblivion Act which gave a general pardon and escaped to the Continent to avoid a trial for high treason. He died at Middelburg in the Netherlands in 1661.
- In some contemporary records, like House of Commons Journal Volume 8 9 June 1660, his name is also spelt Thomas Challoner
- Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford University Press. 2004.
|This article about an English politician is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|