Thomas Jervoise

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For his son, also a politician, see Thomas Jervoise (1616-1693).

Sir Thomas Jervoise (11 June 1587 – 20 October 1654) was an English politician who sat in the House of Commons variously between 1621 and 1653. He was a staunch supporter of the Parliamentary side during the English Civil War.

Jervoise was a member of the Jervoise family of Britford.[1] He received his knighthood from James I at Sarum on 20 August 1607.[2]

In 1621 Jervoise was elected Member of Parliament for Whitchurch and held the seat until 1625. He was re-elected MP for Whitchurch in 1628 and sat until 1629, when King Charles decided to rule without parliament. Jervoise was re-elected MP for Whitchurch in April 1640 for the Short Parliament, and again in November 1640 for the Long Parliament.[3] He survived Pride's Purge and was a member of the Rump Parliament until 1653.[4] He was a puritan and a strong supporter of the parliamentary cause.

Jervoise died at the age of 67.

Jervoise married Lucy Powlet, daughter of Sir Richard Powlet of Herriard and thereby acquired the Herriard estate and influence in Hampshire. His son Richard Jervoise was MP with him at Whitchurch, and his son Thomas Jervoise was later MP for Hampshire.

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Parliament of England
Preceded by
Sir Walter Chute
Sir Richard Pawlett
Member of Parliament for Whitchurch
1621-1625
With: Robert Oxenbridge 1621-1622
Henry Wallop 1624-1625
Succeeded by
Henry Wallop
Giles Hungerford
Preceded by
Henry Wallop
Giles Hungerford
Member of Parliament for Whitchurch
1628-1629
With: John Jephson
Succeeded by
Parliament suspended until 1640
Preceded by
Parliament suspended since 1629
Member of Parliament for Whitchurch
1640-1653
With: Richard Jervoise 1640-c1645
Thomas Hussey 1645-1653
Succeeded by
Not represented in the Barebones Parliament