Thomas Windebank (Windebanke), Kt. (1548 - 1607) MP

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Birthplace: Hurst, Berkshire, , England
Death: Died in London, Middlesex, England, UK
Occupation: Clerk of the Signet to Queen Elizabeth I and King James I
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About Thomas Windebank (Windebanke), Kt.

Birth: 1549 Berkshire, England Death: Oct. 24, 1607 Scrivelsby Lincolnshire, England

Son of Sir Richard Windebank & his wife Margaret Verch Griffith. Married Frances Dymoke Aug. 26, 1566 at Scrivelsby, (dau. of Sir Edward Dymoke and Anne Tailboys Dymoke), the month before her father died.) Father of Anne Windebank (Reade) wife of Henry, Francis (Secretary of State, Thomas 1582-Nov 1607 and Mildred 1585-1656 who married Robert Reade. He was buried on 25 November 1607 at St. Martin-in-the Fields Churchyard, Westminster, London, England. Sir Thomas Windebank was Clerk of the Signet & Deputy Clerk of the Privy Council. Born at Haines, Hillhurst Parish, Berkshire, England. He was invested as a Knight on 23 July 1603. "He owed his fortunes largely to his Lincolnshire neighbour, Sir William Cecil, who secured his appointment to the fourth stall in Worcester Cathedral in 1569 and sent him, as a travelling companion, to his son, Thomas (afterwards Earl of Exeter). Many of Windebank's letters, describing his vain efforts to keep his charge straight and teach him French, and their travels in France and Germany during 1571 and 1572, are extant in the Public Record Office. He also took every opportunity of sending his patron lemon trees, myrtle trees and tracts on canon and civil law."

After his return, he was made clerk of the signet, and occasionally acted as clerk of the Privy Council. He continued his friendly relations and correspondence with Lord Burghley until the latter's death and, afterwards, with Sir Robert Cecil.


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Spouse:
 Frances Dymoke Windebank (____ - 1611)

Children:
 Mildred Windebank Reade (1584 - ____)*
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Burial: St Martin-in-the-Fields Churchyard Westminster Greater London, England


Created by: Kaaren Crail Vining Record added: May 03, 2010 Find A Grave Memorial# 51937239

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Thomas Windebank, Kt.'s Timeline

1548
January 20, 1548
Hurst, Berkshire, , England
1566
August 20, 1566
Age 18
Lincolnshire, , England
1566
Age 17
Scrivelsby, Lincolnshire, , England
1582
August 21, 1582
Age 34
London, Greater London, England
August 21, 1582
Age 34
London, London, , England
1584
August 12, 1584
Age 36
Haines, Hillhurst Parrish, Berkshire, England
1596
February 1, 1596
Age 48
Hurst Parish, Beckshire, England
1607
October 23, 1607
Age 59
London, Middlesex, England, UK
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August