Nicholas Tufton, 1st Earl of Thanet
|Nicholas Tufton, 1st Earl of Thanet|
|Father||Sir John Tufton, 1st Baronet|
Nicholas Tufton, 1st Earl of Thanet (1578 – 1631) was an English peer.
Nicholas Tufton was the son of Sir John Tufton, 1st Baronet and Christian Browne, the daughter of Sir Humphrey Browne, Justice of the Common Pleas, by Agnes Hussey, the daughter of John Hussey, 1st Baron Hussey of Sleaford, by his second wife, Anne Grey.
Tufton represented Peterborough in 1601 and Kent from 1624 to 1625 as Member of Parliament. He was knighted by James I on 13 April 1603, and was appointed a justice of the peace in Kent and then a deputy lieutenant in 1623. He succeeded his father in the baronetcy in 1625, was created Baron Tufton, of Tufton, on 1 November 1626, and Earl of the Isle of Thanet on 5 August 1628.
He owned Bodiam Castle, having purchased it in 1623. He was succeeded in the earldom by John Tufton, 2nd Earl of Thanet, his son by his marriage to Lady Frances Cecil, daughter of Thomas Cecil, 1st Earl of Exeter.
- Foster, Joseph (1883). The Royal Lineage of Our Noble and Gentle Families. London: Hazell, Watson and Viney. p. 93. Retrieved 22 March 2013.
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