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Thomas Throckmorton, Knight

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Tortworth, Gloucestershire, England
Death: Died in Stoke Gifford, Chipping Sodbury, Gloucestershire, England
Place of Burial: St. Leonard Churchyard, Tortworth Parish, Stroud District, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom
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Son of Thomas Throckmorton, MP, of Tortworth & of Corse Court and Margaret Throckmorton
Husband of Elizabeth Throckmorton and Elizabeth Throckmorton
Father of Mary Scudamore; John Throckmorton; Margaret Sambourne; William Throckmorton, 1st Baronet; Precilla Wheatleigh and 1 other
Brother of Anthony Throckmorton, of Corse Court; Anne Tracy and Francis Throckmorton

Occupation: Sheriff of Gloucester, agent of Mary Queen of Scots
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About Sir Thomas Throckmorton, MP, of Tortworth

Sir Thomas Throckmorton (1538/9-1607), of Tortworth, Glos.

b. 1558/9 [sic!], 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

From Lady Dale Blog Spot

"The next generation, Thomas Throckmorton II (will December 17, 1607) of Tortworth was a man of considerable power and influence, an ambitious courtier, and the daily coach companion of Sir Robert Dudley, the Earl of Leicester, who maintained a country manor almost adjacent to Tortworth at Wooton-under-Edge.  Using his influence as the Justice of the Peace, Throckmorton was described as a plotter and accused of extortion, bribery, and fixing juries.  The Star Chamber, the highest court in the land, eventually fined Thomas Throckmorton heavily and sentenced him to imprisonment.  At his death, he left son William with great debt on all fourteen manors, and many pending law suits. ..."

From The Wheatley Genealogy:

"Precilla (Throckmorton) Wheatleigh's father's sister was wife of Sir Walter Raleigh ..."

Notes

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  • 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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  • 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
  • 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
  • From: http://www.historyofparliamentonline.org/volume/1558-1603/member/throckmorton-sir-thomas-15389-1607

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  • THROCKMORTON, Thomas I (by 1516-68), of Corse Court, Corse and Tortworth, Glos.
  • b. by 1516, 1st s. of William Throckmorton of Tortworth by Margaret, da. and coh. of Sir David Mathew of Radyr, Glam.; bro. of John II. m. by 1538, Margaret, da. and coh. of Thomas Whittington of Pauntley, Glos., 2s. inc. Sir Thomas† 2da. suc. fa. by May 1537, uncle George Throckmorton 16 Oct. 1548. Kntd. 2 Oct. 1553.2
  • From: http://www.historyofparliamentonline.org/volume/1509-1558/member/throckmorton-thomas-i-1516-68

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  • Throckmorton, of Coughton, co. Warwick (E Baronet, 1642 - 1994)
  • .... etc.
  • 2. John Throckmorton (d. 1436), mar. Isabel Brydges, dau. and cohrss. of Edward Brydges, of Lone, co. Gloucester, and had issue:
    • 1a. John Throckmorton, mar. (1) Anne Scargill, dau. of Thomas Scargill, and (2) ...... Nanfan, and had issue by his first wife:
      • 1b. Christopher Throckmorton, Sheriff of Gloucestershire, mar. ..... Harley, dau. of Sir John Harley, of co. Hereford, and had issue:
        • 1c. William Throckmorton, Sheriff of Gloucestershire, mar. Margaret Matthew, dau. and cohrss. of Sir David Matthew, of Ruyder and Totworth, co. Gloucester, and had issue:
          • 1d. Sir Thomas Throckmorton, of Totworth, co. Gloucester, Sheriff of Gloucestershire (d. 1586), mar. Margaret Whittington, dau. and cohrss. of Thomas Whittington, of Pauntley, and had issue:
            • 1e. Sir Thomas Throckmorton, of Totworth, co. Gloucester, Sheriff of Gloucestershire (d. 1607), mar. (1) Elizabeth Berkeley, dau. of Sir Richard Berkeley, of Stoke, and (2) ..... Rogers, dau. of Sir Edward Rogers, and had issue by his first wife:
              • 1f. Sir William Throckmorton, 1st Bt.
            • 1e. Anne Throckmorton, mar. Sir Thomas Tracy, of Toddington, co. Gloucester (d. 25 Sep 1591), 1st son of John Tracy, of Toddington, co. Gloucester, by his wife Hon Elizabeth Brydges, 2nd dau. of John [Brydges], 1st Baron Chandos, and had issue
            • 2e. Mary Throckmorton (d. 17 Oct 1632), mar. (1) General Sir Thomas Baskerville, of Goodrest, co. Warwick (d. 1597), and (2) 1599 Sir James Scudamore (dvp. 14 Apr 1619), 3rd son of Sir John Scudamore, of Holme Lacy, by his first wife Eleanor Croft, dau. by his first wife of Sir James Croft, of Croft Castle, Lord Deputy of Ireland, and had issue by both husbands
          • 2d. .... etc.
  • From: http://www.cracroftspeerage.co.uk/online/content/throckmortonb1642.htm

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  • Throckmorton, of Tortworth, co. Gloucester (E Baronet, 1611 - 1682)
  • Sir William Throckmorton, 1st Bt.
  • son and heir of Sir Thomas Throckmorton, of Tortworth, co. Gloucester, by his first wife Elizabeth Berkeley, dau. of Sir Richard Berkeley, of Stoke
  • born c. 1579
  • mar. (1) Cicely Baynham (b. c. 1586), 1st dau. and cohrss. of Thomas Baynham, of Clowerwell in Newland, co. Glouceser, by his wife Mary Winter, dau. of Sir William Winter, of Lydney, co. Gloucester
  • children by first wife
    • 1. Sir Baynham Throckmorton, 2nd Bt.
    • 2. Sir Nicholas Throckmorton, of Hewelsfield, co. Gloucester (d. June 1664), mar., and had issue:
      • 1a. Sir William Throckmorton, 4th Bt.
      • 1a. ..... Throckmorton
      • 2a. ..... Throckmorton
      • 3a. ..... Throckmorton
    • 1. Hannah Throckmorton, mar. as his second wife John Johnson, of Ayscoughfee Hall (bur. 10 Mar 1666/7), and had issue
  • mar. (2) Alice Morgan
  • mar. (3) Sarah Hall
  • died 18 Jul 1628 (bur. at Newland, co. Gloucester)
  • created 29 Jun 1611 a Baronet of England, styled "of Tortworth, co. Gloucester"
  • suc. by son by first wife
  • note suc. his father 1607; knighted 1608
  • From: http://www.cracroftspeerage.co.uk/online/content/throckmortonb1611.htm

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  • 'Throckmorton01'
  • .... etc.
  • a. William Throckmorton 'of Tortworth', Sheriff of Gloucester (a 1530)
  • m. Margaret Matthew (dau of Sir David Matthew of Ruyder)
    • (1) Sir Thomas Throckmorton of Tortworth & Coss Court, Sheriff of Gloucester (d 1586)
    • m. Margaret Whittington (dau of Thomas Whittington of Pauntley) wife of Thomas & mother of ...
      • (A) Sir Thomas Throckmorton of Tortworth, Sheriff of Gloucester (d 1607)
      • m1. Elizabeth Berkeley (dau of Sir Richard Berkeley of Stoke)
        • (i) Sir William Throckmorton, 1st Bart of Tortworth (b c1579, d 18.07.1628)
        • m1. Cicely Baynham (b c1586, dau of Thomas Baynham of Clowerwall by Mary Winter)
          • (a) .... etc.
        • m2. Alice Morgan
        • m3. Sarah Hale or Hall
      • m2. _ Rogers (dau of Sir Edward Rogers)
      • (B) son
      • (C) (Anne) Throckmorton
      • m. Sir Thomas Tracey of Toddington (d 25.09.1591)
      • (D) Mary Throckmorton (d 17.10.1632) probably of this generation
      • m1. Sir Thomas Baskervile of Goodrest (d 1597, General)
      • m2. (1599) Sir James Scudamore (dvp bur 14.04.1619)
    • (2) .... etc.
  • Main sources: Visitation (Warwickshire, 1619, Throgmorton), BEB1841 (Throckmorton of Tortworth) with input for lower section from BP1934 (Throckmorton) and some support for lower section from TCB (vol 1, Throckmorton of Tortworth)
  • From: Stirnet.com
  • http://www.stirnet.com/genie/data/british/tt/throckmorton01.php

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  • 'Berkeley04'
  • .... etc.
  • (A) Sir John Berkeley of Stoke Gifford (d 1546)
  • m. Isabella Dennys (dau. of William Dennys)
    • (i) Sir Richard Berkeley of Stoke Gifford (d 1604)
    • m1. Elizabeth Anne Reade of Melton
    • m2. Elizabeth Jermy (dau of Robert Jerby of Antingham)
    • BE1883 identifies Elizabeth Jermy as mother of Sir Richard's children but, according to a site visitor (DS, 19.06.07), many websites attribute the children to Elizabeth Reade.
      • (a) Sir Henry Berkeley of Stoke Gifford
      • m. Meriel (probably not Mary) Throckmorton (dau of Thomas Throckmorton of Caughton)
        • ((1)) etc. ....
      • (b) Elizabeth Berkeley
      • m. Sir Thomas Throckmorton of Tortworth (d 1607)
      • (c) Catharine Berkeley
      • m. Rowland Leigh of Adlestrop and Longborough (a 1596)
      • (d) Mary Berkeley
      • m. Sir John Hungerford
      • (e) + other issue - William, Anne, Dorothy
    • (ii) etc. ....
  • Main source(s): BE1883 (Berkeley of Botetourt), TCP (Botetourt), BE1883 (Berkeley of Stratton), TCP (Berkeley of Stratton) with input as reported above
  • From: Stirnet.com
  • http://stirnet.com/genie/data/british/bb4ae/berkeley04.php

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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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Birthdate is uncertain, but possibly 1525 or 1538

http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~elessar5/pafg2583.htm#239619

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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     Sources  	
        1. [S2904082961] Public Member Trees, Ancestry.com, (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2006.Original data - Family trees submitted by Ancestry members.Original data: Family trees submitted by Ancestry members.), 1 or more individual Ancestry Family Tree files were combined to create this source citation..
           http://trees.ancestry.com/pt/AMTCitationRedir.aspx?tid=4916624&pid=-1423177227
           Information extracted from various family tree data submitted to Ancestry.com and The Generations Network

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Sources

  1. UK, Extracted Probate Records, 1269-1975 Name: Throckmorton, Throgmorton, Sir Thomas, knight Dates: 1608 Place: General, England Book: Wills Proved in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury, and now Preserved in the Principal Probate Registry. 1605 to 1619. (Will) Collection: England: Canterbury - Wills Proved in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury, "Text: 1608 Throckmorton, Throgmorton, Sir Thomas, knight, Tortworth, Gloucs. 26 Windebanck" Source Information: Ancestry.com. UK, Extracted Probate Records, [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2009.
  2. The visitation of the county of Gloucester, taken in the year 1623 by Henry Chitty and John Phillipot as deputies to William Camden, Clarenceux king of arms, with pedrigrees from the herald's visitation of 1569 and 1582-3, and sundry miscellaneous pedigrees / edited by Sir John Maclean and W.C. Heane. Published 1885 in London . Written in English. Edition Notes Series The publications of the Harleian society -- v. 21

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Sir Thomas Throckmorton, MP, of Tortworth's Timeline

1538
1538
Tortworth, Gloucestershire, England
1559
November 6, 1559
Age 21
1565
1565
Age 27
Corse and Totworth, Gloucestershire , England
1573
1573
Age 35
Corse, Gloucestershire, England
1575
1575
Age 37
Gloucestershire , England
1576
1576
Age 38
Gloucester , England
1579
1579
Age 41
Thornworth, Gloucestershire, England
1580
1580
Age 42
Of, Tortworth, Gloucestershire, England
1607
January 31, 1607
Age 69
Stoke Gifford, Chipping Sodbury, Gloucestershire, England
1607
Age 69
Stroud District, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom