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George Throckmorton

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Sir George Throckmorton (c. 1480 – 6 August 1552) of Coughton Court in Warwickshire, England, was a Member of Parliament during the reign of King Henry VIII.


Born before 1489 in Worcestershire, he was the eldest son and heir of Sir Robert Throckmorton of Coughton Court, a soldier, courtier and Councillor to King Henry VII, by his wife Catherine Marrow, a daughter of Sir William Marowe (or Marrow), Lord Mayor of London. The Throckmorton family (originally de Throckmorton) took its surname from the manor of Throckmorton in the parish of Fladbury, Worcestershire, which from the 12th century they held under the overlordship of the Bishop of Worcester. They acquired the manor of Coughton by marriage in the early 15th century.

Marriage and issue[edit]

Arms of Vaux: Chequy argent and gules, on a chevron azure three roses or

In 1512 he married Katherine Vaux, the eldest daughter of Nicholas Vaux, 1st Baron Vaux of Harrowden by his first wife Elizabeth FitzHugh.[1] Elizabeth FitzHugh's first husband had been William Parr, 1st Baron Parr of Kendal, and thus Katherine's maternal half-brother was Sir Thomas Parr, the father of Queen Catherine Parr.[2] By his wife he had eight sons and nine daughters as follows:[3]



  • Elizabeth Throckmorton, who married thrice, firstly to Sir John Gifford, secondly to William Lygon and thirdly to George Peyto.[5]
  • Mary Throckmorton (born c.1530),[citation needed] who married Sir John Huband;[5]
  • Katherine Throckmorton, whose husband's first name was Thomas;[5]
  • Anne Throckmorton (c. 1532-21 Dec 1553),[citation needed] who married John Digby;[5]
  • Margaret Throckmorton (b. circa 1536),[citation needed] who married firstly a member of the Catesby family, and secondly Brian Cave[5] (c. 1532-21 Dec 1553), of Ingarsby, and had issue.[9][10]
  • Katherine Throckmorton (c. 1532-21 Dec 1553),[citation needed] who married firstly Thomas Winter, and secondly Thomas Smith.[5]
  • Margery Throckmorton[5](c. 1532-21 Dec 1553).
  • Amy Throckmorton.[5]
  • Elizabeth Throckmorton.[5]

Death and legacy[edit]

Throckmorton died on 12 August 1552 and was buried in Coughton Church, where survives the monument he himself designed.

See also[edit]

Principal source[edit]

  • S. M. Thorpe, biography of Throckmorton, Sir George (by 1489-1552), of Coughton, Warws., published in History of Parliament: House of Commons 1509-1558, ed. S.T. Bindoff, 1982 [1]


  1. ^ Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families, 2nd Edition, 2011. pg 161-2.
  2. ^ Other half-siblings were William Parr, 1st Baron Parr of Horton; John Parr, esquire; and Anne Parr, Lady Cheney
  3. ^ Douglas Richardson, Kimball G. Everingham. Magna Carta ancestry: a study in colonial and medieval families. pg 639.
  4. ^ Peter Townend, editor, Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 105th edition (London, U.K.: Burke's Peerage Ltd, 1970), p. 2643.
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o Richardson III 2011, p. 291.
  6. ^ "Throckmorton, Kenelm, of London and Little Easton, Essex". The History of Parliament. Retrieved 19 October 2022.
  7. ^ Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families, 2nd Edition, 2011. pp. 166-170.
  8. ^ Richardson III 2011, pp. 293.
  9. ^ Henry Colburn. A genealogical and heraldic dictionary of the peerage and baronetage of the British Empire, Volume 42, Part 1. 1880. pg 229.
  10. ^ Meredith B. Colket Jr, Edward N. Dunlap. The English Ancestry of Anne Marbury Hutchinson and Katherine Marbury Scott. The Magee Press, Philadelphia. pg 52.


  • Richardson, Douglas (2011). Everingham, Kimball G. (ed.). Magna Carta Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families. Vol. III (2nd ed.). Salt Lake City. pp. 291–2. ISBN 978-1449966393.{{cite book}}: CS1 maint: location missing publisher (link)
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Justice of Peace in Warwickshire
1510 – 6 August 1552
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Parliament of England
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Sir Robert Throckmorton
Member of Parliament of England
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