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Thomas Foote, MP, 1st Baronet, Lord Mayor of London

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Birthplace: West Clandon, Surrey, , England
Death: Died in Buried parish church of All Saints of West Ham
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Son of John Foote and Margaret Foote
Husband of Elizabeth Foote
Father of Mary Onslow; Elizabeth Cutler; Priscilla Foote and Sarah Foote

Occupation: Grocer, of London, alderman of London 1643–8, 1660, lord mayor 1649–50
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About Sir Thomas Foote, MP, 1st Baronet, Lord Mayor of London

Biography

Sir Thomas Foote, 1st Baronet (1592 – 12 October 1687) was a wealthy grocer of London. He was Lord Mayor of London in 1649. During the Protectorate he knighted by the Lord Protector (Cromwell) Oliver Cromwell in 1657, and after the Restoration (England) he was made a baronet by Charles II.

Thomas Foote was a son of John Foot and Margaret (née Brooke) of London and grandson of Robert Foot of Royston.

In 1646 Foote was made a Sheriff of London and in 1649 he was elected Lord Mayor of London. He represented London in the First and Second Protectorate Parliaments, and was knighted by the Lord Protector Oliver Cromwell on 5 December 1657 (this honour passed into oblivion at the restoration of the monarchy in May 1660).

Foote was created a baronet, of London, on 21 November 1660,with the title to revert on his death to his son-in-law, Arthur Onslow of West Clandon.

Foote died 12 October 1687, in his 96th year and was buried in All Saints Church, West Ham, (then in Essex). As he left no sons to succeed him, his son-in-law, Arthur Onslow succeed to baronetcy.

Family

On 16 December 1625 Foote married Elizabeth Boddicot, widow of Augustine Boddicot. He had four daughters:

  • Priscilla Foote, married Sir Francis Rolle (d. 1686) on 23 January 1654.
  • Mary Foote, married Sir Arthur Onslow, 1st Baronet as his second wife. They had a number of children.
  • Sarah Foote, married first Sir John Lewis, 1st Baronet (d. 1671) and second Denzil Onslow (d. 1721) (younger brother of Arthur).
  • Elizabeth Foote, married Sir John Cutler, 1st Baronet (1607–1693) as his second wife, they had a daughter who died bore he did.

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Sir Thomas Foote, MP, 1st Baronet, Lord Mayor of London's Timeline

1592
1592
West Clandon, Surrey, , England
1625
1625
Age 33
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1649
1649
Age 57
Sheriff of London
1650
1650
Age 58
Lord Mayor of London
1687
October 12, 1687
Age 95
Buried parish church of All Saints of West Ham
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