Sir Thomas Temple, 1st Baronet

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Thomas Temple, Bt.

Birthplace: Stowe, Buckinghamshire, England
Death: March 27, 1674 (59-60)
London, Middlesex, England
Place of Burial: Middlesex, England
Immediate Family:

Son of Sir John Temple, Kt., of Biddlesden and Stantonbarry and Dorothy Temple (Lee)
Brother of Edmund Temple; Edward Temple; Sir Peter Temple, Kt.; Hester Temple; Dorothy Temple and 3 others

Occupation: 1st Baronet
Managed by: Alisdair James Smyth
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About Sir Thomas Temple, 1st Baronet

Biographical Summary

"Sir Thomas Temple, 2d s. of Sir John Temple, of Stanton Barry, Bucks (d. 23 Sep. 1632), by Dorothy, da. and coheir of Edmund Lee, of Stanton aforesaid (which John was 2d s. of Sir Thomas Temple, 1st Baronet [1611] of Stowe), was b. at Stowe and bap. there 10 Jan. 1614 ; admitted to Lincoln's Inn, 21 Feb. 1621/2 ; was a moderate Parliamentarian ; Col. of Horse, 1642 ; a Sequestration Commissioner for Hunts, 1643 ; acquired (jointly with William Crowne) 20 Sep. 1656, the interest of Sir Charles St. Etienne, 2d Baronet [S. 1629] in Nova Scotia, which was confirmed by the Lord Protector Cromwell, who appointed him, in 1657, as " Col. Thomas Temple, Esq.," Governor of Acadia. He was, however, by the King, cr. a Baronet [S.], 7 July 1662, receiving three days later a fresh commission as Governor. After the cession of that province to France, by the treaty of Breda, in July 1667, he had to surrender his rights to that nation (which surrender, however, was not completed till 1680), he being promised £16,200 as an indemnity. He retired to Boston, in New England, but d. unm. in London, 27 and was bur. 28 March 1674, at Ealing, co. Midx., when the Baronetcy became extinct. Will (nuncupative) dat. 27 March and pr. 27 July 1674."

SOURCE: Complete baronetage; Cokayne, George E. (George Edward); 1903; Vol. III; page 336

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Sir Thomas Temple, 1st Baronet's Timeline

January 14, 1614
Stowe, Buckinghamshire, England
Stowe, Buckinghamshire, England
March 27, 1674
Age 60
London, Middlesex, England
March 1674
Age 60
Middlesex, England