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Birthplace: Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England
Death: Died in Stoke Gifford, Chipping Sodbury, Gloucestershire, England
Occupation: Sheriff of Gloucester, agent of Mary Queen of Scots
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About Thomas Throckmorton, MP, Sheriff of Gloucestershire

  • 'Sir Thomas Throckmorton1
  • 'M, #284123, d. 1607
  • Last Edited=8 Feb 2013
  • ' Sir Thomas Throckmorton was the son of Sir Thomas Throckmorton and Margaret Whittington.2,3 He married, firstly, Elizabeth Berkeley, daughter of Sir Richard Berkeley.1 He died in 1607.1
  • ' He lived at Tortworth, Gloucestershire, England.1 He held the office of Sheriff of Gloucestershire in 1588.1 He held the office of Sheriff of Gloucestershire in 1601.1
  • 'Child of Sir Thomas Throckmorton
    • 1.Mary Throckmorton+4 b. 1540, d. 16 Dec 1608
  • 'Child of Sir Thomas Throckmorton and Elizabeth Berkeley
    • 1.Sir William Throckmorton, 1st Bt.+1 b. c 1579, d. 18 Jul 1628
  • Citations
  • 1.[S15] George Edward Cokayne, editor, The Complete Baronetage, 5 volumes (no date (c. 1900); reprint, Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 1983), volume I, page 65. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Baronetage.
  • 2.[S15] George Edward Cokayne, The Complete Baronetage, volume I, page 66.
  • 3.[S3268] Hans Harmsen, "re: Chester Family," e-mail message to Darryl Roger Lundy, 21 August 2008. Hereinafter cited as "re: Chester Family."
  • 4.[S15] George Edward Cokayne, The Complete Baronetage, volume II, page 15.
  • From: http://www.thepeerage.com/p28413.htm#i284123
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  • Remember, remember the fifth of November
  • The gunpowder, treason and plot
  • I see no reason why gunpowder treason
  • Should ever be forgot.
  • Guy Fawkes, twas his intent
  • To blow up King and parliament.
  • Three score barrels were laid below
  • To prove old England’s overthrow.
  • By God’s mercy he was catched
  • With a dark lantern and lighted match
  • Holler boys, holler boys, let the bells ring
  • Holler boys, holler boys, God save the King.
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  • 'Thomas Throckmorton
  • 'M, #70130, b. circa 1538, d. 31 January 1607
  • Father Thomas Throckmorton b. c 1514, d. 1 Mar 1568
  • Mother Margaret Whittington b. c 1515, d. c 1578
  • ' Thomas Throckmorton was born circa 1538 at of Corse Court, Gloucestershire, England. He married Elizabeth Berkeley, daughter of Sir Richard Berkeley and Elizabeth Ann Reade, circa 1565. Thomas Throckmorton died on 31 January 1607 at England.
  • 'Family Elizabeth Berkeley b. c 1544
  • Child
    • Hannah Throckmorton+ b. c 1570, d. c 1667
  • From: http://our-royal-titled-noble-and-commoner-ancestors.com/p2334.htm#i70130
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  • 'THROCKMORTON, Sir Thomas (1538/9-1607), of Tortworth, Glos.
  • Family and Education
  • 'b. 1558/9, 1st s. of Sir Thomas Throckmorton† of Coss Court by Margaret. da. and coh. of Thomas Whittington of Pauntley. m. (1) Ellen, da. of Sir Richard Berkeley†, 2s. 1da.; (2) settlement 6 Nov. 1559, Elizabeth, da. of Sir Edward Rogers of Cannington, Som., s.p. suc. fa. 1568. Kntd. 1587.1
  • Offices Held
  • 'Commr. restraint of grain, Glos. 1573, j.p. 1574, sheriff 1587-8, 1600-1601; member, council in the marches of Wales 1590; deprived of all offices 1602.2
  • Biography
  • 'On succeeding his father to a prominent position in the county, Throckmorton was active in local affairs, and was frequently employed by the Privy Council. In 1579, for example, he was instructed to examine a case of assault on a messenger of the Queen’s chamber; the same year he was to inquire into a robbery committed at Gloucester by ‘certain disguised persons’, and in 1589 he was ordered to search out the publishers of ‘infamous letters’ which had been circulating in Gloucester, and tended to discredit the ministry. But by this time his overbearing and bellicose nature had begun to assert itself, and soon his reputation was such that a suitor, taking a sugar loaf to appease him, called it ‘going to offer my candle to the devil’, a phrase which became proverbial in the hundred of Berkeley. In 1580 he was bound over to keep the peace towards Sir Thomas Proctor. In 1589 he was accused of provoking ‘a riot, and other outrages’, against Nicholas Poyntz, and the next year he was summoned before the Privy Council to answer for ‘divers misdemeanours and outrages committed by him, his servants and followers’, and to explain why he and Sir Richard Berkeley ‘had not carried themselves with such indifference ... as was meet for men of their place and calling’. In addition to this, he appears to have used his position as subsidy commissioner to falsify the lists, his captaincy of trained bands to press his enemies and their servants for service in Ireland, and his place on the council in the marches to prosecute his feud with the Poyntz family. In 1602 his quarrel with Sir Henry Winston brought him once more before the Privy Council. He was fined 2,000 marks in Star Chamber, imprisoned and disabled from bearing office ‘for divers foul matters, and extortions committed in his country’. He was also mentioned as an example of justices who ‘maintain quarrels’.3
  • 'Little is known of Throckmorton’s parliamentary career save that on 5 Mar. 1589 he was licensed to depart. As knight of the shire he may have attended the subsidy committee, 11 Feb. 1589. His private life was as stormy as the rest of his career, complicated by a wife and daughter ‘obstinately addicted to Popery’. At one point he appears to have turned his wife out of doors, and refused to provide for her until ordered by the Council to do so.4
  • 'Throckmorton died on 31 Jan. 1607, ‘in happy and peaceable manner’, according to his tombstone. In his will, dated 17 Dec. 1600, he commended his soul to God, ‘beseeching Him that for His Son Christ Jesu’s sake, He will have mercy on the same’. His body was not to be ‘opened or bowelled’, but buried ‘without pomp or unnecessary charges’. The bulk of his property he left to his surviving son, with small annuities to his daughter, and to his ‘right honest and loving brother’ Anthony Throckmorton, who, with Sir Henry Poole, was named as overseer of the will. He was buried at Tortworth, his tomb bearing the inscription, ‘I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course ... henceforth is laid up for me a crown of righteousness’.5
  • Ref Volumes: 1558-1603
  • Author: J.J.C.
  • Notes
  • 1. C142/149/130; Vis. Glos. (Harl. Soc. xxi), 163; W. R. Williams, Parl. Hist. Glos. 47; PCC 8 Babington.
  • 2. APC, viii. 116, 288-9; xxiv. 474; P. H. Williams, Council in the Marches of Wales, 307; HMC Hatfield, xiii. 457.
  • 3. APC, xi. 156-7, 272; xii. 284-5; xviii. 200, 287; xix. 48, 400; Chamberlain Letters ed. McClure, i. 147; W. B. Willcox, Glos. 23-4, 83-4, 94-5, 113-14.
  • 4. D’Ewes, 431, 443; APC, xxiv. 279-80, 303, 385.
  • 5. PCC 26 Windebanck; Bristol and Glos. Arch. Soc. Trans. xxx. 137-41
  • From: http://www.historyofparliamentonline.org/volume/1558-1603/member/throckmorton-sir-thomas-15389-1607
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Birthdate is uncertain, but possibly 1525 or 1538

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Thomas Throckmorton [Parents] was born in 1525 in Corse Court, Newent, Gloucestershire, England. He died in 1607 in Stoke Gifford, Gloucester, England. He married Elizabeth Berkeley.

Elizabeth Berkeley [Parents] was born in 1531 in Stoke Gifford, Chipping Sodbury, Gloucestershire, England. She married Thomas Throckmorton.

They had the following children:

     		M 	i 	William Throckmorton

http://www.thewiesefamily.net/getperson.php?personID=P2871790069&tree=WieseFam THROCKMORTON Thomas[1] Male 1538 - 1607

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     Birth  	1538  	Corse Court, Gloucestershire, , England Find all individuals with events at this location 
     Gender  	Male 
     Died  	31 Jan 1607  	Chipping, Gloucestershire, , England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family  	BERKELEY Elizabeth,   b. 1544, Of Stoke Gifford, Gloucester, England, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1548, Tortworth, Gloucestershire, , England Find all individuals with events at this location 
     Children  	
      	1. THROCKMORTON William,   b. 1579, Tortworth, Gloucestershire, , England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jul 1628, Newland, Gloucestershire, , England Find all individuals with events at this location
     Family ID  	F611  	Group Sheet
      
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Thomas Throckmorton, MP, Sheriff of Gloucestershire's Timeline

1539
1539
Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England
1560
1560
Age 21
Stoke Gifford, Gloucestershire, England
1571
1571
Age 32
Of, Corse Court, Gloucestershire, England
1573
1573
Age 34
Of, Corse Court, Gloucestershire, England
1575
1575
Age 36
Of, Corse Court, Gloucestershire, England
1579
1579
Age 40
Thornworth, Gloucestershire, England
1580
1580
Age 41
Of, Corse Court, Gloucestershire, England
1600
1600
Age 61
Of, Tortworth, Gloucestershire, England
1607
January 31, 1607
Age 68
Stoke Gifford, Chipping Sodbury, Gloucestershire, England
1995
April 18, 1995
Age 68