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Thomas Adams, II

Also Known As: "Lord Mayor of London"
Birthdate: (80)
Birthplace: Ironmongers Gate,London, England
Death: February 24, 1667 (80)
(Ironmongers Lane, Fenchurch Street) London, Greater London, England
Place of Burial: Sprowston, Norfolk, England
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas Esper Adams, I and Margaret Erpe
Husband of Sarah Adams and Ann Mapted
Father of Margaret Claggett; Elizabeth Adams; Sir William Adams, 2nd Baronet; Thomas Adams, III; Richard Adams and 5 others
Brother of Mary Erpe Adams; John Erpe Adams; Roland Adams; William Adams, of Ipswich; NN Adams and 1 other

Occupation: Lord Mayor London, Lord Mayor of London
Managed by: Sandy Simcox
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About Sir Thomas Adams II, Lord Mayor of London

Sir Thomas Adams, 1st Baronet (1586 – 24 February 1667/1668) was the Lord Mayor of the City of London and a Member of Parliament for the City of London from 1654–1655 and 1656-1658

He was the son of Thomas Adams and Margaret Erpe.1 He married Anne Mapsted, daughter of Humphrey Mapsted, before 1616.1 He died on 24 February 1667/68 at Ironmonger Land, Fenchurch Street, London, England.1 He was buried at Sprowston Hall, Norfolk, England.2 His will was probated in April 1668.2




  1. The English Baronetage:: Containing a Genealogical and Historical Account of All the English Baronets, Their Descents, Marriages, and Issues; Memorable Actions, Both in War, and Peace ...Tho. Wotton, at the Three Daggers and Queen's-Head, against St. Dunstan's-Church, in Fleet-Street., 1741 - Baronetage - 121 pages. Page 29
  2. Dictionary of National Biography Contributor: N. P. [Nicholas Pocock] 1885
  3. Find A Grave Memorial# 84452527


Biographical Summary

Sir Thomas Adams, Knt., Alderman [and sometime (1645-46) Lord Mayor] of London, s. of Thomas Adams, of Wemm, Salop, by Margaret, da. of John Erpe, of Shrewsbury, was b. about 1586 ; was Citizen and Draper of London, of which Company he was sometime Master ; was Alderman of Portsoken ward, 1639-41 ; of Billingsgate, 1641-46 ; of Comhill, 16 Sep. 1646, till "discharged" by Parl. as a suspected Royalist, 7 April 1647, but restored 4 Sep. 1660; was Sheriff, 1639-40; President of St. Thomas' Hospital, 1643-49, and again, 1660-68 ; was Treasurer of War to the "New Model," 1645 ; trustee for. the sale of the Bishops' lands, 5 Oct. 1646, till discharged by Pari. 5 March 1646/7 ; was Lord Mayor, 1645-46; was one of five Aldermen who, in 1647, were committed to the Tower as Royalists, and disabled in 1649 ; was M.P. for London, 1654-55 and 1656-58. He purchased Sprowston Hall, in Norfolk, and other estates there ; was a great sufferer in the Royal cause, and is said to have remitted as much as £10,000 to Charles II. when in exile ; was deputed by the City to meet that King at Breda, where he was Knighted in May 1660, and shortly afterwards was, at the age of about 74, cr. a Baronet, 13 June 1660. He founded a Grammar School at Wemm, and endowed a lectureship at Cambridge with £40 a year. He m., in or before 1616, Anne, da. of Humphrey Mapsted, of Trenton, Essex. She d. 16 Jan. 1641/2, and was bur. at St. Leonard's, Eastcheap, London. He d of the stone (being at that time the "Father of the City"), 24 Feb 1667/8, aged 81, at his house in Ironmonger lane, Fenchurch street. His body after lying in state in St. Katherine-Cree Church, was bur. at Sprowston M.I. Burial registered at Allhallows', Staining. Funeral Certificate at College of Arms. Will pr. April 1668.

SOURCE: Complete baronetage; Cokayne, George E. (George Edward); 1903; Vol. III; page 37-38

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Sir Thomas Adams II, Lord Mayor of London's Timeline

December 6, 1586
Ironmongers Gate,London, England
December 6, 1586
Wem, Shropshire, England
December 6, 1586
Wem, Shropshire, England
December 6, 1586
Wem, Shropshire, England
December 6, 1586
December 6, 1586
October 25, 1616
Age 29
(Eastcheap) London, Greater London, England
May 11, 1618
Age 31
Trenton, Essex, England
January 6, 1620
Age 33
London, Greater London, England