BARNE, Thomas, of Carlisle, Cumb.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1558-1603, ed. P.W. Hasler, 1981
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Family and Education

Offices Held

Common councilman, Carlisle by 1569, mayor bef. 1586, 1593.


Evidently one of the more active citizens of Carlisle—in 1566 he joined Thomas Pattenson, William Mulcaster and others in petitioning for the removal of the mayor, and is later found serving on juries—Thomas Barne (or Barnes), ‘citizen’, was elected on 30 Mar. 1579 to supply the vacancy caused by the death of Thomas Tallentyre, sitting only in the third and last session of this Parliament in the early months of 1581. He was appointed to the committee for the second reading of the bill for Carlisle on 27 Feb. 1581.

From a complaint by the Scottish ambassador to the Privy Council in 1586 it appears that he shared the hostility shown by Carlisle towards Scottish traders. Apparently he let out of custody a local man imprisoned for debt to a Scot.

CSP Scot. ii. 633; APC, xiv. 251; Carlisle mss CA/2/210-17; Carlisle Recs. (Cumb. and Westmld. Antiq. and Arch. Soc. extra ser. iv), 272; Border Pprs. i. 139; C219/283/6; CJ, i. 130.

Ref Volumes: 1558-1603

Author: W.J.J.


  • 1. Did not serve for the full duration of the Parliament.