Thomas Jermyn, 2nd Baron Jermyn

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Thomas Jermyn, 2nd Baron Jermyn (10 November 1633 - 1 April 1703) was an English politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1679 until he inherited a peerage in the 1684.

Jermyn was the son of Thomas Jermyn of Rushbrooke, Suffolk and Rebecca Rodway, from whom he inherited Rushbrooke Hall. He served as a captain of foot in Jersey from 1661 to 1679. From 1662 to 1679 he was Lieutenant Governor of Jersey. In 1673, Jermyn was elected Member of Parliament for Bury St Edmunds[1] and held the seat until 1684[2] when he became Baron Jermyn on the death of his uncle, Henry Jermyn, 1st Earl of St Albans. He served as Governor of Jersey from 1684 until his death in 1703. He was succeeded by his brother, Henry Jermyn, 1st Baron Dover.[3]

He married Mary, the daughter of Henry Merry of Barton Blount, Derbyshire, in 1659. They had five daughters:

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Parliament of England
Preceded by
Sir John Duncombe
William Duncombe
Member of Parliament for Bury St Edmunds
1679-1684
With: Sir Thomas Hervey
Succeeded by
Sir Thomas Hervey
William Crofts
Peerage of England
Preceded by
Henry Jermyn
Baron Jermyn of St Edmundsbury
1684–1703
Succeeded by
Henry Jermyn