Thomas Jermyn (died 1645)

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Sir Thomas Jermyn (1573–1645) was an English politician who sat in the House of Commons variously between 1604 and 1640.

Jermyn was the son of Sir Robert Jermyn of Rushbrooke, Suffolk. He was admitted at Emmanuel College, Cambridge in 1585. He was knighted at Rouen, France in 1591 and became Knight of the Bath in 1603.[1]

In 1604, Jermyn was elected Member of Parliament for Andover and held the seat until 1611. In 1614, he was elected MP for Bury St Edmunds. He was re-elected for Bury St Edmunds in the elections in 1621, 1623, 1625, 1626 and 1628. In 1629 King Charles decided to rule for eleven years without parliament.

In April 1640, Jermyn was re-elected MP for Bury St Edmunds in the Short Parliament.[2] He became Lord Lieutenant of Suffolk in 1640 and also comptroller of the Royal Household in which post he served until 1641.[1]

Jermyn died at the age of 72.

Jermyn married Catherine Killigrew daughter of Sir William Killigrew.[1] Their eldest surviving son Thomas also became MP for Bury St Edmunds. Their second surviving son Henry became Earl of St Albans.


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Parliament of England
Preceded by
with unknown
Member of Parliament for Andover
With: Thomas Antrobus
Succeeded by
Richard Venables
Peter Noyes
Preceded by
Member of Parliament for Bury St Edmunds
With: Sir Robert Crane, 1st Baronet 1614
Josiah Woodford 1621
, Anthony Crofts 1623
Sir William Spring 1625
Emanuel Gifford 1626
Sir William Hervey 1628-1629
Succeeded by
Parliament suspended until 1640
Preceded by
Parliament suspended since 1629
Member of Parliament for Bury St Edmunds
With: John Godbolt 1640
Succeeded by
Thomas Jermyn
Sir Thomas Barnardiston