Thomas Jermyn (died 1645)
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.
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. He became Lord Lieutenant of Suffolk in 1640 and also comptroller of the Royal Household in which post he served until 1641.
Marriage & progeny
Jermyn married Catherine Killigrew (born 1579) a daughter of Sir William Killigrew (died 1622) of Hanworth, Middlesex, a courtier to Queen Elizabeth I and to King James I, whom he served as Groom of the Privy Chamber. Her portrait by Marcus Gheeraerts the Younger (1561–1636) survives in the collection of the Yale Center for British Art, Connecticut, USA. By his wife he had progeny including:
- Thomas Jermyn (died 1659), eldest surviving son, also MP for Bury St Edmunds.
- Henry Jermyn, 1st Earl of St Albans, second surviving son.
Death & burial
Jermyn died at the age of 72.
- As for Burgoyne of South Tawton, Devon
- Here depicted erroneously as on a fess argent three bird-bolts gules
- "Jermyn, Thomas (JRMN585T)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge.
- Willis, Browne (1750). Notitia Parliamentaria, Part II: A Series or Lists of the Representatives in the several Parliaments held from the Reformation 1541, to the Restoration 1660 ... London. pp. 229–239.
- MacCulloch, Diarmaid. "Jermyn, Sir Thomas". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (online ed.). Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/37601. (Subscription or UK public library membership required.)
|Parliament of England|
|Member of Parliament for Andover
With: Thomas Antrobus
||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
Parliament suspended until 1640
Parliament suspended since 1629
|Member of Parliament for Bury St Edmunds
With: John Godbolt 1640
Sir Thomas Barnardiston
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