Thomas Denton (died 1633)

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Not to be confused with the MP Thomas Denton (died 1558).

Sir Thomas Denton (died 1633) was an English landowner and politician who sat in the House of Commons between 1604 and 1629.

Denton was the eldest son of Alexander Denton of Hillesden and his wife Mary Martin, daughter of Sir Roger Martin, Lord Mayor of London. He succeeded his father in 1576. Following his marriage in 1594, he lived at Stow. In 1599, he was High Sheriff of Buckinghamshire. He was knighted by the King at Salden, in July 1603.[1]

In 1604, Denton was elected Member of Parliament for Buckingham. He was re-elected MP for Buckingham in 1614, when on 3 June 1614 he brought in a bill into the House of Commons to fix the Summer Assizes at the Town of Buckingham. In 1624 he was elected MP for Buckinghamshire and was re-elected for Buckinghamshire in 1626. In 1628 he was elected MP for Buckingham again and sat until 1629 when King Charles decided to rule without parliament for eleven years.[1]

Denton died at Hillesden and was buried there on 23 September 1633.[1]

Denton married Susan Temple daughter of John Temple of Stow in 1594. He was succeeded by his son Alexander. His daughter Margaret married to Sir Edmund Verney.

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Parliament of England
Preceded by
Christopher Hatton
Robert Newdigate
Member of Parliament for Buckingham
1604–1622
With: Sir Edward Tyrrell 1604–1606
Sir Francis Goodwin 1606–1611
Sir Ralph Winwood 1614
Richard Oliver 1621–1622
Succeeded by
Richard Oliver
Sir Edmund Verney
Preceded by
Sir Francis Goodwin
Sir William Fleetwood
Member of Parliament for Buckinghamshire
1624
With: Sir William Fleetwood
Succeeded by
Sir Francis Goodwin
Henry Bulstrode
Preceded by
Sir Francis Goodwin
Henry Bulstrode
Member of Parliament for Buckinghamshire
1626
With: Sir Francis Goodwin
Succeeded by
Sir Edward Coke
Sir William Fleetwood
Preceded by
Sir Alexander Denton
Richard Oliver
Member of Parliament for Buckingham
1628–1629
With: Richard Oliver
Succeeded by
Parliament suspended until 1640