Sir Thomas Barnardiston, 1st Baronet

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Sir Thomas Barnardiston, 1st Baronet (died 14 October 1669) was an English politician who sat in the House of Commons variously between 1640 and 1659. He fought on the Parliamentary side in the English Civil War.

Barnardiston was the son of Sir Nathaniel Barnardiston of Ketton, Suffolk and his wife Jane, daughter of Sir Peter Soame, Lord Mayor of London.[1] His brother was Samuel Barnardiston. He matriculated from St Catharine's College, Cambridge in Autumn 1633 and was admitted at Gray's Inn on 1 May 1635.[2]

Barnardiston was knighted in 1641 but fought on the side of parliament in the Civil War. In 1645, he was elected Member of Parliament for Bury St. Edmunds in the Long Parliament and survived Pride's Purge. In 1654 he was elected one of the MPs Suffolk for the First Protectorate Parliament and in 1656 in the Second Protectorate Parliament. He was re-elected in 1659 for the Third Protectorate Parliament[3] and reattended as a member for Bury St Edmunds in the Restored Rump Parliament in 1659.

Barnardiston supported Restoration and was created a baronet, of Ketton, by King Charles II on 7 April 1663.

Barnardiston died in 1669 and was buried at Kedington.[2]

Barnardiston married Anne Airmine daughter of Sir William Airmine, 1st Baronet of Osgodsby, Lincolnshire. He was succeeded by his son Thomas.[1]


Parliament of England
Preceded by
Sir Thomas Jermyn
Henry Jermyn
Member of Parliament for Bury St. Edmunds
With: Sir William Spring, 1st Baronet 1645–1648
Succeeded by
Not represented in the Barebones Parliament
Preceded by
Jacob Caley
Francis Brewster
Robert Dunkon
John Clark

Edward Plumstead

Member of Parliament for Suffolk
With: Sir William Spring, 1st Baronet 1654
Sir T Bedingfield 1654
William Bloys 1654–1656
John Gurdon 1654
William Gibbes 1654–1656
John Brandling 1654
Alexander Bence 1654
John Sicklemore 1654–1656
Thomas Bacon 1654
Henry Felton 1656–1659
Henry North 1656
Edmund Harvey 1656
Edward Le Neve 1656
Robert Brewster 1656
Daniel Wall 1656
Succeeded by
Not represented in restored Rump
Baronetage of England
New creation Baronet
(of Ketton)
Succeeded by
Thomas Barnardiston