Thomas Gresham (died 1630)
On his father's death in 1579, Gresham inherited estates in and around Surrey, including Titsey Place. He was knighted in the Royal Gardens of Whitehall before the coronation of King James I on 23 July 1603. Shortly after, he was involved in a legal dispute with his sister alleging slander in connection with his inheritance of Titsey. In 1604 he was elected as a Member of Parliament for Gatton. He was re-elected as one of the members for Gatton in 1614 and 1621 and Bletchingley in 1625.
Gresham married Mary Leonard (ca. 1549–1620), the daughter of John Leonard (1506–1590) and Elizabeth Harmon (1520-1585) on 23rd August 1587. Their son and heir was Sir Edward Gresham.
- Miscellanea genealogica et heraldica, vol. 3 (Hamilton, Adams, and Co., 1880), p. 87
- Foster, Joseph. Alumni Oxonienses: The Members of the University of Oxford, 1715-1886 and Alumni Oxonienses: The Members of the University of Oxford, 1500-1714. Oxford: Parker and Co., 1888-1892.
- Knights of England
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- The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1604-1629, ed. Andrew Thrush and John P.
- Family of Sir Thomas GRESHAM and Mary LEONARD at blackiefamily.org
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