Thomas Penruddock

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Thomas Penruddock (c.1578-1637), was an English politician.

He was a Member (MP) of the Parliament of England for Downton in 1601 and Cumberland 1614.[1]

In John Aubrey's Brief Lives a fragment about Penruddock states that "(It was a) capital (offence) for a native Irishman to come to Dublin without a passe. Sir . . . espying . . . went into the corne . . . found him and hung him up immediately", the source being given as "Mr Anderson", with a note saying that this was a fragment on the "severity of the penal laws", and Mr Anderson was an informant on Irish matters in the life of Richard Boyle, Earl of Cork.

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