Thomas Washington (c.1600 - 1622) MP

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Birthplace: Brington, Northants, England
Death: Died in Madrid, Spain
Cause of death: A calenture (tropical fever accompanied by delirium)
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About Thomas Washington

Thomas, the sixth son was a page to Prince Charles, later King Charles I. http://www.ancestryuk.com/WashingtonAncestry.htm

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In the service of the prince, as a page, was a Mr. Thomas Washington, whom Col. Chester satisfactorily identified as the sixth son of Lawrence Washington of Sulgrave and Brington, Lawrence, husband of Amphillis, being the fifth. The following extract from "Familiar Letters on Important Subjects, wrote from the year 1628 to 1650 by James Howell, Esq., Clerk of the Privy Council to King Charles I." (tenth edition, Aberdeen, 1713), becomes of interest to us. The letter was dated Madrid, August 15, 1623.

"Mr. Washington the Prince's Page is lately dead of a calenture, and I was at his burial, under a fig-tree behind my Lord of Bristol's house. A little before his death one Ballard an English Priest went to tamper with him: and Sir Edward Varney meeting him coming down the stairs of Washington's chamber, they fell from words to blows, but they were parted. The business was like to gather very illblood and come to a great height, had not Count Gondamar quasht it; which I believe he could not have done, unless the times had been favourable, for such is the reverence they bear to the Church here, and so holy a conceit they have of all ecclesiastics, that the greatest Don in Spain will tremble to offer the meanest of them any outrage or affront." Source: An examination of the English ancestry of George Washington ..., Volume 165. By Henry Fitz-Gilbert Waters. Page 19.

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1600
1600
Brington, Northants, England
1622
1622
Age 22
Madrid, Spain
1622
Age 22
under a fig-tree behind my Lord of Bristol's house