Thomas Fiennes, 8th Baron Dacre

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Sir Thomas Fiennes
Baron Dacre
Knight of the Bath
Spouse(s) Anne Bourchier
Sir Thomas Fiennes
Mary Fiennes
John Fiennes
Noble family Fiennes
Father Sir John Fiennes
Mother Alice FitzHugh
Born 1472
Herstmonceux Castle, Sussex, England
Died 9 September 1534 (aged 62)

Thomas Fiennes, 8th Baron Dacre (1472 – 9 September 1534) was an English peer and soldier, the son of Sir John Fiennes.


He was born in 1472, the son of Sir John Fiennes and Alice FitzHugh. He had one sister, Anne, Marchioness Berkeley (died 10 September 1497). On 8 March 1486, he succeeded as 8th Baron Dacre upon the death of his grandmother Joan Dacre, the suo jure 7th Baroness Dacre. He was also known as Baron Dacre of the South due to his family seat of Herstmonceux Castle being in the county of Sussex.

In 1493, one year after his marriage, he was appointed Constable of Calais. He was Invested as a Knight of the Bath in 1494. In 1497, he fought in the Battle of Blackheath where he helped defeat the Cornish.[1]

Marriage and issue[edit]

In about 1492, he married Anne Bourchier, the daughter of Sir Humphrey Bourchier and Elizabeth Tilney. The marriage produced three children:


He died on 9 September 1534 at the age of 62. He was succeeded by his eldest grandson, Thomas Fiennes, 9th Baron Dacre, as his two sons had predeceased him.


Peerage of England
Preceded by
Joan Dacre
Baron Dacre
Succeeded by
Thomas Fiennes