Sir Thomas Gower, 1st Baronet

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Sir Thomas Gower, 1st Baronet of Stittenham (1584–1651)[1] was an early member of the Leveson-Gower family. He was eight weeks old in September 1584, and having been knighted by James I was created a baronet on 2 June 1620.[2] In 1620 he was High Sheriff of Yorkshire.


Thomas was the eldest son and heir of Sir Thomas Gower (military engineer and at one time Marshal of Berwick and later governor of Aymouth Fort), and his wife Mary, daughter of Gabriel Fairfax, Esq. of Steeton in Yorkshire.[2]

On 28 May 1604 Thomas married Anne, daughter and coheir to John Doyley, of Merton, Oxfordshire and by her (who died 28 October 1633, and was buried in the church of St Clement Danes in London) had issue Sir Thomas his successor, Doyley a colonel of dragoons, in the service of Charles I and other sons.[2]


  1. ^ Dickinson, W. Calvin. "Gower, Sir Thomas". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (online ed.). Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/58565.  (Subscription or UK public library membership required.)
  2. ^ a b c Collins (1812), p. 445


  • Collins, Arthur (1812). Collins's peerage of England: genealogical, biographical, and historical, Volume 2, Printed for F. C. and J. Rivington, Otridge and Son, J. Nichols and Co. T. Payne, Wilkie and Robinson, J. Walker, ... [and 21 others], 1812

This article incorporates text from a work in the public domain: "Collins's peerage of England", by Arthur Collins (1812)