Thomas Grantham (died 1630)

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Sir Thomas Grantham (1573–30 July 1630) was an English politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1604 to 1629.

Grantham was the son of Vincent Grantham of Goltho and St Katherines, Lincolnshire. He matriculated at Christ Church, Oxford on 9 May 1589, aged 16, and was a student of Lincoln's Inn in 1592 .

He was High Sheriff of Lincolnshire in 1600 and was knighted at Belvoir Castle on 23 April 1603.[1]

In 1604 and 1614, Grantham was elected Member of Parliament for Lincoln and for Lincolnshire in 1621 and 1624. He was elected MP for Lincoln again in 1625, 1626 and 1628 when he sat until 1629, after which time King Charles I decided to rule without parliament for eleven years.[2]

Grantham lived at Goltho, Lincolnshire where he died in 1630.[3]

Grantham firstly married Frances Puckering, the daughter of John Puckering; they had four sons and three daughters. He secondly married widow Lucy Sacheverall of Ratcliffe on Soar, Nottingham, daughter of William Boughton, with whom he had a further daughter, Ann. One son Thomas Grantham became MP for Grantham. Ann married into the Marrow dynasty of Berkswell, Warwick and her son was Samuel Marrow whose descendants were governors of Australia.

References[edit]

  1. ^ 'Alumni Oxonienses, 1500-1714: Gilpin-Greenhaugh', Alumni Oxonienses 1500-1714: Abannan-Kyte (1891), pp. 569-599. Date accessed: 16 February 2011
  2. ^ "History of Parliament". Retrieved 11 October 2011. 
  3. ^ Grantham's death is given as 1638 in some sources Lincolnshire Archives 057. However Alumni Oxonienses gives the date as 1630 which is confirmed by the proving of his will at the Probate Court of Canterbury in 1631.
Parliament of England
Preceded by
John Anton
Francis Bullingham
Member of Parliament for Lincoln
1604-1614
With: Sir Edward Tyrwhit 1604
Edward Bash 1614
Succeeded by
Sir Lewis Watson, (1st Baronet)
Sir Edward Ayscough
Preceded by
Sir George Manners
Sir Peregrine Bertie
Member of Parliament for Lincolnshire
1621-1624
With: Sir George Manners 1621
Montagu Bertie 1624
Succeeded by
Sir John Wray, 2nd Baronet
Sir Nicholas Saunderson Bt
Preceded by
Sir Lewis Watson, 1st Baronet
Thomas Hatcher
Member of Parliament for Lincoln
1625-1619
With: Sir John Monson1625
Robert Monson 1626
Sir Edward Ayscough 1628-1629
Succeeded by
Parliament suspended until 1640