Henry Poole (died 1632)

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Sir Henry Poole (1564 – 3 November 1632) was an English landowner and politician who sat in the House of Commons at various times between 1597 and 1626.

Poole was the eldest son of Edward Poole of Cirencester, Gloucestershire and Oaksey, Wiltshire. He succeeded to the estates on the death of his father in 1577. In 1580, he attended Trinity College, Oxford. He was a J.P. for Wiltshire from about 1590 but fell into dispute with fellow JP Henry Knyvet over the ownership of the manor of Kemble, a quarrel which lasted several years.[1]

In 1597, Poole was elected Member of Parliament for Cirencester. He was knighted in 1603. In 1604 he was elected MP for Cricklade. He was elected MP for Wiltshire in 1614 and was High Sheriff of Wiltshire from 1619 to 1620. In 1621 he was elected MP for Malmesbury. He was elected MP for Oxfordshire in 1624, becoming one of the few MPs to serve as Knight of the Shire for more than one county. In 1626 he was elected MP for Wiltshire again.[1]

Poole died at the age of 67.[1]

Poole married firstly Griselda Neville, daughter of Edward Nevill, 7th Baron Bergavenny, of Newton St Loe, Somerset and had two sons and a daughter. He married secondly Anne Lady Harrington (née Barnard) widow of Sir James Harrington of Ridlington, Rutland. His son Neville was also a Member of Parliament.[1]


Parliament of England
Preceded by
Oliver St John
Henry Ferrys
Member of Parliament for Cirencester
With: James Wroughton
Succeeded by
Richard Browne
Richard George
Preceded by
Sir George Gifford
Robert Master
Member of Parliament for Cricklade
With: Sir John Hungerford
Succeeded by
Sir Thomas Monson, 1st Baronet
Sir John Eyre
Preceded by
Sir Francis Popham
Sir John Thynne
Member of Parliament for Wiltshire
With: Sir Thomas Howard
Succeeded by
Sir Francis Seymour
Sir Edward Bayntun
Preceded by
Sir Roger Dalyson
Sir Neville Poole
Member of Parliament for Malmesbury
With: Sir Edward Wardour
Succeeded by
Sir Edward Wardour
Thomas Hatton
Preceded by
Sir Richard Wenman
Sir William Cope
Member of Parliament for Oxfordshire
With: Sir William Cope
Succeeded by
Edward Wray
Sir Richard Wenman
Preceded by
Sir Francis Seymour
Sir Henry Ley
Member of Parliament for Wiltshire
With: Walter Long
Succeeded by
Sir William Button
Sir Francis Seymour