Thomas Wenman, 2nd Viscount Wenman

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Thomas Wenman, 2nd Viscount Wenman (1596 – 25 January 1665), was an English landowner and politician who sat in the House of Commons at various times between 1621 and 1660.

Wenman was the only son of Richard Wenman, 1st Viscount Wenman, by Agnes, eldest surviving daughter of Sir George Fermor, of Easton Neston, Northamptonshire. He took part in the settlement of Ireland and was granted lands in Garrycastle in the King's County.[1] He also sat as Member of Parliament for Brackley from 1621 to 1622 and 1624 to 1625 and for Oxfordshire in 1626, from November 1640 to 1648 and in 1660.[2] He was appointed by the Long Parliament to be one of the commissioners to carry the propositions for peace to Charles at Oxford in 1643 and was also a commissioner for the Treaty of Uxbridge in 1645 and the Treaty of Newport in 1648. In 1645 he was granted £4 a week by Parliament for damages caused by the King's forces at his Oxfordshire estate.[1]

Lord Wenman married Margaret, daughter of Edmund Hampden. He died without surviving male issue in January 1665[2] and was succeeded by his younger brother, Philip.

References[edit]

 "Wenman, Thomas (1596-1665)". Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co. 1885–1900. 

Parliament of England
Preceded by
William Spencer
Arthur Terringham
Member of Parliament for Brackley
1621–1625
With: Edward Spencer
Succeeded by
Sir John Hobart
John Crew
Preceded by
Sir William Cope
Sir Richard Wenman
Member of Parliament for Oxfordshire
1626
With: Hon. James Fiennes
Succeeded by
Hon. James Fiennes
Sir Francis Wenman
Preceded by
Sir John Hobart
John Crew
Member of Parliament for Brackley
1628–1629
With: John Curzon
Succeeded by
Parliament suspended until 1640
Preceded by
Parliament suspended since 1629
Member of Parliament for Brackley
1640
With: Sir Martin Lister
Succeeded by
John Crew
Sir Martin Lister
Preceded by
Hon. James Fiennes
Sir Francis Wenman
Member of Parliament for Oxfordshire
1640–1648
With: Hon. James Fiennes
Succeeded by
Not represented in Rump parliament
Preceded by
Not represented in the restored Rump
Member of Parliament for Oxfordshire
1660
With: Hon. James Fiennes
Succeeded by
The Viscount Falkland
Sir Anthony Cope
Peerage of Ireland
Preceded by
Richard Wenman
Viscount Wenman
1640–1668
Succeeded by
Philip Wenman