Thomas Trenchard (Dorset MP)

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Sir Thomas Trenchard (1582 – 1657) was an English politician who sat in the House of Commons at various times between 1621 and 1648.

Trenchard was the son of Sir George Trenchard of Warmwell and his wife Ann Speke daughter of Sir George Speke of Whitelackington.[1] He was knighted at Theobalds on 15 December 1613.[2] He was appointed High Sheriff of Dorset in 1634.[3]

In 1621, Trenchard was elected Member of Parliament for Dorset.[4] In April 1640, he was elected MP for Bridport in the Short Parliament. In 1645, he was re-elected MP for Dorset for the Long Parliament and sat until 1648 when he was excluded under Pride's Purge.[4]

Trenchard married Elizabeth Morgan.[1] He had a son Thomas who was the father of John Trenchard Secretary of State.[3]

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Parliament of England
Preceded by
Sir Mervyn Audley
Sir John Strangways
Member of Parliament for Dorset
1621
With: Sir John Strangways
Succeeded by
Sir John Strangways
Sir George Hussey
Preceded by
Parliament suspended since 1629
Member of Parliament for Bridport
1640
With: Sir John Meller 1640
Succeeded by
Roger Hill
Giles Strangways
Preceded by
John Browne
Richard Rogers
Member of Parliament for Dorset
1645-1648
With: John Browne
Succeeded by
John Browne