Sir Lionel Tollemache, 2nd Baronet

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Lionel Tollemache
Born 1591
Died 6 September 1640
Monuments Helmingham
Known for MP for Orford
Privy Councillor
Title 2nd Baronet of Helmingham Hall
Successor Sir Lionel Tollemache, 3rd Baronet

Sir Lionel Tollemache, 2nd Baronet (1591 – 6 September 1640) was an English politician who sat in the House of Commons at various times between 1621 and 1629.

Tollemache was the son of Sir Lionel Tollemache, 1st Baronet of Helmingham Hall and his wife Katharine Cromwell, daughter of Henry Cromwell, 2nd Baron Cromwell and was baptised at Helmingham on 15 August 1591. He was knighted at Whitehall on 15 November 1612 and succeeded to the baronetcy and Helmingham on the death of his father in 1621.[1]

Helmingham Hall

In 1621, Tollemache was elected Member of Parliament for Orford. He was a Privy Councillor to James I and Charles I. In 1628 he was elected MP for Orford again and sat until 1629 when King Charles decided to rule without parliament for eleven years.[1]

Tollemache died in his 49th year, and was buried at Helmingham where there is a monument.[1]

Tollemache married Elizabeth Stanhope, daughter of John Stanhope, 1st Baron Stanhope of Harrington, in about 1620 and had a son and six daughters. His son Lionel succeeded to the baronetcy. His daughter, Jane Tollemache, married Thomas Cholmondeley (b. 1627).[1]


  1. ^ a b c d Cokayne, George E (1900). Complete Baronetage. 1. p. 18. 
Parliament of England
Preceded by
Sir William Cornwallis
Sir Francis Baildon
Member of Parliament for Orford
With: Sir Roger Townshend
Succeeded by
Sir Robert Hitcham
William Glover
Preceded by
Sir Robert Hitcham
Charles Croft
Member of Parliament for Orford
With: Sir Charles Legross
Succeeded by
Parliament suspended until 1640
Baronetage of England
Preceded by
Lionel Tollemache
(of Helmingham Hall)
Succeeded by
Lionel Tollemache