Thomas Tasburgh

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Thomas Tasburgh (c.1554 – c.1602), of Hawridge, and then Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, was an English politician.

He was a younger son of John Tasburgh of Flixton, Suffolk and educated at Gray's Inn.

Tasburgh served as a Justice of the Peace for Buckinghamshire from 1579 and was pricked High Sheriff of Buckinghamshire for 1581-82. He was elected a Member of Parliament for Buckinghamshire in 1588, Aylesbury in 1584, 1586 and 1597, and Chipping Wycombe in 1593. He was Teller of the Exchequer from 1598 to 1602.

The Hawridge estate was left to his nephew, John Tasburgh.


Tasburgh married firstly Dorothy (née Kitson) (1531–1577), widow of Sir Thomas Pakington (died 2 June 1571) of Hampton Lovett, Worcestershire, and daughter of Sir Thomas Kitson of Hengrave Hall, Suffolk, by his second wife, Margaret Donnington.[1]

He married secondly Jane West, daughter of William West, 1st Baron De La Warr, and widow successively of Thomas Wenman, esquire, and James Cressy.[2]

He had no issue by either marriage. After his death his widow, Jane, married, as her fourth husband, Ralph Sheldon, esquire, of Beoley, Worcestershire.[2]


  1. ^ Carter 2004.
  2. ^ a b Richardson IV 2011, pp. 324-5.


Political offices
Preceded by
Paul Darell
High Sheriff of Buckinghamshire
Succeeded by
Edmund Verney