Thomas Foote

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Sir Thomas Foote, 1st Baronet (1598 – 12 October 1687) was a wealthy Citizen and grocer of London. He was Lord Mayor of London in 1649. During the Protectorate he knighted by the Lord Protector (Cromwell) Oliver Cromwell in 1657, and after the Restoration (England) he was made a baronet by Charles II.


Thomas Foote was a son of John Foote and Margaret (née Brooke) of London and grandson of John Foote of Royston.[1][a]

In 1646 Foote was made a Sheriff of London and in 1649 he was elected Lord Mayor of London. He represented London in the First and Second Protectorate Parliaments,[2] and was knighted by the Lord Protector Oliver Cromwell on 5 December 1657 (this honour passed into oblivion at the restoration of the monarchy in May 1660).[3]

Foote was created a baronet, of London, on 21 November 1660,with the title to revert on his death to his son-in-law, Arthur Onslow of West Clandon.[1]

Foote died 12 October 1687, in his 89th year and was buried in All Saints Church, West Ham, (then in Essex).[1] As he left no sons to succeed him, his son-in-law, Arthur Onslow succeed to baronetcy.[1]


On 16 December 1625 Foote married Elizabeth Boddicot, widow of Augustine Boddicot.[1] He had four daughters:[1]


  1. ^ John Foote of St Benet Gracechurch, Margret Brooke, spinster, of the same were granted a marriage licences 10 April 1581, and were married 11 April 1581, at St Mary Woolchurch.[1]
  2. ^ Sir John Cutler was satirised by Alexander Pope for avarice.[1]
  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Watkins 1897, p. 140.
  2. ^ Watkins 1897, pp. 139–140.
  3. ^ Shaw 1906, p. 224.


Civic offices
Preceded by
Thomas Andrewes
Lord Mayor of the City of London
Succeeded by
Thomas Andrewes
Baronetage of England
New creation Baronet
(of London)
Succeeded by
(reversion to Arthur Onslow)