Thomas Fox (1622–1666)

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Thomas Fox (4 March 1622 – 1666) was an English lawyer and politician who sat in the House of Commons in 1659 and 1660.

Fox was the son of Edward Fox, merchant of Birmingham and his wife Elizabeth Grasbrook, daughter of Hugh Grasbrook of Hints, Staffordshire. He was admitted at Inner Temple in 1648 and was called to the bar in 1656. He bought the Moat House on 28 September 1654. In 1659, he was elected MP for Tamworth, Staffordshire in the Third Protectorate Parliament. He was elected MP for Tamworth again in April 1660 for the Convention Parliament.[1]

Fox married firstly Mary Mason daughter of Richard Mason of Newton, Shropshire. He married secondly on 28 September 1654, Judith Boothby daughter of Sir Henry Boothby, 1st Baronet of Bradlow Ash, Derbyshire.[1]

He is not to be confused with Colonel Tinker Fox, who was also a Parliamentary soldier.[2]

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Parliament of England
Preceded by
Edward Keeling
Tobias Bridge
Member of Parliament for Tamworth
16601661
With: Richard Newdigate
Succeeded by
Amos Walrond
John Swinfen