Thomas Honeywood

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Sir Thomas Honeywood (1586 – 26 May 1666) was an English politician who sat in the House of Commons in 1654 and 1656.

Honeywood was the son of Robert Honeywood of Charing and Marks Hall and was a student of the Inner Temple in 1605. He was of Marks Hall, Essex and was knighted on 22 November 1632. During the civil was he was a parliamentary colonel and fought at Colchester and Worcester. He was one of thecommissioners on the trial of the king but did not sit. He was created D.C.L. at Oxford University on 9 September 1651.[1]

In 1654, Honeywood was elected Member of Parliament for Essex in the First Protectorate Parliament. He was re-elected MP for Essex in 1656 for the Second Protectorate Parliament.[2] He was a member of Cromwell's House of Lords in 1657.[1]

Honeywood died at the age of 80.[1]


Parliament of England
Preceded by
Joachim Matthews
Henry Barrington
John Brewster
Christopher Earl
Dudley Templer
Member of Parliament for Essex
With: Sir William Masham Bt 1654
Richard Cutts 1654
Carew Mildmay 1654-1656
Sir Thomas Bowes 1654-1656
Thomas Coke (of Pebmarsh) 1654
Sir Richard Everard, 1st Baronet of Much Waltham 1654-1656
Dionysius Wakering 1654-1656
Edward Turnor 1654-1656
Oliver Raymond 1654-1656
Sir Harbottle Grimston 1656
Robert Barrington 1656
Dudley Temple 1656
Hezekiah Haynes 1656
John Archer 1656
Succeeded by
Lord Rich
Edward Turnor