Thomas Danby (MP)

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Sir Thomas Danby (1610 – 5 August 1660) was an English landowner and politician who sat in the House of Commons between 1640 and 1642.[1] He supported the Royalist side in the English Civil War.

Danby was the son of Christopher Danby, and his wife Frances Parker, daughter of Edward Parker, Lord Parker.[2] He owned 10 manors and over 2,000 acres including coal mines.[3] He was High Sheriff of Yorkshire for 1637 and was knighted on 25 July 1633.[4]

Danby was elected Member of Parliament for Richmond, Yorkshire for the Long Parliament in November 1640.[5] He supported the King and was disabled from sitting in parliament in September 1642. He was fined £4,780 for his loyalty.[2]

Danby died in London and was buried in York Minster.[6]

Danby married Katherine Wandesford, daughter of Christopher Wandesford. Their son Thomas Danby (1631–1667) was the first Mayor of Leeds.[2]


Parliament of England
Preceded by
Maulger Norton
Sir William Pennyman, 1st Baronet
Member of Parliament for Richmond
With: Sir William Pennyman, 1st Baronet
Succeeded by
Thomas Chaloner
Francis Thorpe