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16th Century British Politicians

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  • Thomas Preston, MP, of Levens Hall & Furness (c.1555 - 1604)
    PRESTON, Thomas (d.1604), of Levens Hall in Furness, Lancs. and Preston Patrick, Westmld. Family History of Parliament: Thomas Preston (d 1604) was the only son of John Preston of Preston Patri...
  • James Weston, MP (c.1525 - 1589)
    Family and Education b. c.1525, 4th s. of John Weston of Weeford by Cecily, da. of Ralph Neville and sis. of Ralph, 4th Earl of Westmorland; bro. of Robert. m. Margery, da. of Humphrey Lowe of Lichfiel...
  • Thomas Cheney, Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports (1485 - 1558)
    Thomas Cheney, (1482/87-1558), of the Blackfriars, London and Shurland, Isle of Sheppey, Kent. Born BET 1482/87, first son of William Cheney of Shurland (d. 8 May 1487) by his second wife, Agnes (Marga...
  • John Whitson, MP (c.1554 - bef.1629)
    John Whitson (c. 1555 – 1629) was an English merchant and politician who sat in the House of Commons at various times between 1605 and 1626. He is buried in the Crypt of St Nicholas church in the City ...
  • Sir Ralph Winwood, MP (c.1563 - 1617)
    Family and Education b. c.1563, s. of Richard Winwood (d. bef. 1581) of Aynho, Northants. and Joan, da. of one Blackenhall, wid. of Thomas Richardson.1 educ. St. John’s, Camb. 1577, aged 14; BA Magdale...