Sir Thomas Williams, 1st Baronet

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Sir Thomas Williams, 1st Baronet (c. 1621 - 1712) was an English medical doctor and politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1675 to 1679. He was "Chymical Physician" to King Charles II.[1]

Williams was the son of Thomas Williams, of Talyllyn, Breconshire, and his wife Mary Pare, daughter of John Pare of Poston, Herefordshire.[2] He practised medicine in Kent and was admitted on 11 February 1660 as an Extra Licentiate of the College of Physicians, London. He was created M.D. at the University of Cambridge on 5 March 1669.[3] He became Chymical Physician to Charles II on 19 June 1670, and was created a baronet of Eltham (a mistake for Elham, near Canterbury) on 12 November 1674. In 1675, he was elected Member of Parliament for Weobley in a by-election to the Cavalier Parliament until he was unseated in 1678.[4]

Williams died at the age of about 90 and was buried on 12 September 1712, at Glasbury, Breconshire.[2]

Williams married twice. His first marriage, which took place before 1653, was to Anne Hogbeane, daughter of John Hogbeane, barrister of Elham, Kent. This union produced two children:[1]

Anne died and was buried at Elham on 18 February 1664. He married secondly by licence dated 21 December 1666 Grace Carwardine, widow of Madley, Herefordshire and daughter of Thomas Lewis, of the Moor, Herefordshire.[2] The couple had two further children:[1]


  1. ^ a b c Kimber, Edward; Johnson, Richard (1771). The Baronetage of England. 2. London: G. Woodfall. pp. 385–386. 
  2. ^ a b c Cokayne, George Edward, ed. (1900). Complete Baronetage. 4. Exeter: William Pollard. pp. 66–67. 
  3. ^ "Williams, Thomas (WLMS669T)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 
  4. ^ Rowlands, Edward (1983). "Williams, Sir Thomas, 1st Bt. (c.1621-1712)". In Henning, B. D. The House of Commons 1660-1690. The History of Parliament Trust. 
Parliament of England
Preceded by
Thomas Tomkyns
John Barneby
Member of Parliament for Weobley
With: John Barneby
Succeeded by
William Gregory
John Barneby
Baronetage of England
New creation Baronet
(of Eltham)
Succeeded by
Sir John Williams