Sir Benjamin Tichborne, 1st Baronet

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Sir Benjamin Tichborne, 1st Baronet (c. 1540 - 1629) was an English landowner, courtier and politician who sat in the House of Commons at various times between 1588 and 1593.

Tichborne was the son of Nicholas Tichborne, of Tichborne Park, Hampshire and his second wife Elizabeth Rythe, sister of James Rythe. He was Sheriff of Hampshire from 1579 to 1580. In 1588, he was elected Member of Parliament for Petersfield. He was elected MP for Hampshire in 1593. He was knighted by Queen Elizabeth at Tichborne when she was on her way to Basing in 1601. He was Sheriff of Hampshire again from 1602 to 1603 in which capacity he proclaimed the accession of James I in March 1603 at Winchester. He was Gentleman of the Privy Chamber to King James, who visited Tichborne on several occasions, and gave him the Castle of Winchester in fee farm. He was created baronet on 8 March 1621.[1]

Tichborne died at the age of about 89 and was buried at Tichborne.[1]

Tichborne married firstly a daughter of Shelley, of Maple Durham, Oxfordshire. She died without issue and he married secondly by licence dated 17 May 1571, Amphillis Weston, daughter of Richard Weston, of Skreens in Essex.[1]


Parliament of England
Preceded by
Edward Radclyffe
Edmund Marvyn
Member of Parliament for Petersfield
With: Edmund Marvyn
Succeeded by
Sir Walter Covert
Richard Weston
Preceded by
Member of Parliament for Hampshire
Succeeded by