Sir Thomas Hales, 2nd Baronet

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Sir Thomas Hales, 2nd Baronet (24 February 1666 – 7 January 1748), of Bekesbourne and Brymore in Kent, was an English Member of Parliament.

Hales was the eldest son of Thomas Hales of Howlets and grandson of Sir Robert Hales, who had been created a baronet at the Restoration. His father having already died, he succeeded to his grandfather's baronetcy in December 1693. He entered Parliament in 1701 as member for Kent, and subsequently also represented Canterbury. He also held office as a Commissioner of Forfeited Estates. His younger brother Stephen Hales was a curate who was a famous scientist, inventor and philanthropist.[1]

Hales married Mary Pym (d. 1729), daughter of Sir Charles Pym, 1st Baronet of Brymore, in 1688, and their children included:

  • Sir Thomas Hales (c. 1694-1762), who succeeded to the baronetcy
  • Mary Hales, who married Sir Brook Bridges, 1st Baronet (d. 1728), of Goodneston
  • Catherine Hales, who married Edward Cook of Canterbury
  • Anne Hales
  • Elizabeth Hales, who married (first) Benjamin Lethiemillier of East Shen and (second) Charles Pyott of St. Martin's

References[edit]

  1. ^ Schofield, Robert E. (1980). Stephen Hales, Scientist and philanthropist. Menston, Eng: Scolar Press. ISBN 0-85967-482-7. 
Parliament of England
Preceded by
Sir James Oxenden
Sir Stephen Lennard
Member of Parliament for Kent
1701–1705
With: Thomas Meredith 1701
William Campion 1701-1702
Sir Francis Leigh 1702-1705
Succeeded by
Viscount Villiers
Sir Cholmeley Dering
Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
John Hardres
Henry Lee
Member of Parliament for Canterbury
1715–1734
With: John Hardres 1715-1722
Samuel Milles 1722-1727
Sir William Hardres 1727-1734
Succeeded by
Sir William Hardres
Thomas May
Preceded by
Sir William Hardres
Thomas May
Member of Parliament for Canterbury
1735–1741
With: Thomas May
Succeeded by
Hon. Thomas Watson
Thomas Best
Preceded by
Thomas Best
Hon. Thomas Watson
Member of Parliament for Canterbury
1746–1747
With: Thomas Best
Succeeded by
Thomas Best
Matthew Robinson-Morris
Baronetage of England
Preceded by
Robert Hales
Baronet
(of Beakesbourne)
1693-1748
Succeeded by
Thomas Hales