Thomas Meres

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Sir Thomas Meres (1634 – 9 July 1715) was an English politician who sat in the House of Commons between 1659 and 1710.

Meres was the eldest son of Robert Meres, DD, of Kirton, Lincolnshire, chancellor of Lincoln Cathedral, and his first wife Elizabeth Williams, daughter of Hugh Williams of Wegg. Caernarvonshire. He was baptised on 17 September 1634. He was educated at Sleaford Grammar School under Mr Gibson and was admitted at Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge on 23 January 1651 aged 15.[1] He was admitted to Inner Temple in 1652 and in the same year succeeded to his father's estates. In 1659, he was elected Member of Parliament for Lincoln in the Third Protectorate Parliament. He was re-elected MP for Lincoln in 1660 for the Convention Parliament. He was knighted on 11 June 1660 and was also called to the bar in 1660. In 1661 he was re-elected MP for Lincoln in the Cavalier Parliament.[2]

Meres was re-elected MP for Lincoln in the two elections of 1679 and was Commissioner of the Admiralty from 1679 to 1684. He was also elected MP for Lincoln in 1681 and 1685. He was next elected MP for Lincoln in 1701 and again in 1702. He sat until 1710.

Meres married Anne de la Fountaine, daughter of Sir Erasmus de la Fountaine of Kirby Bellars, Leicestershire in January 1658. They had three sons (Thomas, John and William) and three daughters. Thomas was disinherited; he was thus succeeded by his second son John.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Meeres, Thomas (MRS650T)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 
  2. ^ History of Parliament Online - Thomas Meres
Parliament of England
Preceded by
Humphrey Walcot
Original Peart
Member of Parliament for Lincoln
1659–1689
With: Robert Marshal 1659
John Monson 1660
Sir Robert Bolles, Bt 1661–1664
Sir John Monson 1664–1675
Henry Monson 1675–1681
Sir Thomas Hussey, Bt 1681–1685
Henry Monson 1685–1689
Succeeded by
Henry Monson
Sir Christopher Nevile
Preceded by
Sir Edward Hussey, Bt
Sir Robert Bolles, Bt
Member of Parliament for Lincoln
1701
With: Sir Robert Bolles, Bt
Succeeded by
Sir Edward Hussey, Bt
Sir Robert Bolles, Bt
Preceded by
Sir Edward Hussey, Bt
Sir Robert Bolles, Bt
Member of Parliament for Lincoln
1702–1707
With: Sir Edward Hussey, Bt 1701–1705
Thomas Lister 1705–1707
Succeeded by
Parliament of Great Britain
Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
Parliament of England
Member of Parliament for Lincoln
1707–1710
With: Thomas Lister
Succeeded by
Thomas Lister
Richard Grantham