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DALLOWE, Thomas, of Leominster, Herefs.
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Family and Education
Prob. s. of John Dallowe of Leominster (living 1554). m. Anne, da. of Richard Croft, sis. of Sir James Croft.
Bailiff, Leominster 1565-6.
This Member was probably the ‘Dallo’ (no christian name given) who in August 1553 was imprisoned at Shrewsbury for an unspecified offence, the Privy Council ordering his release as one ‘belonging to Sir James Croft’. As Croft’s brother-in-law and a resident burgess, Dallowe had an obvious claim to a Leominster seat. The only reference found to him in the journals of the Commons is his being granted leave of absence ‘for his affairs’, 12 Mar. 1563. He was classified by the bishop of Hereford in 1564 as a favourer of sound religion. He was mentioned in a will dated August 1573. Nothing further is known about him.
Rylands Eng. ms 311; G. F. Townsend, Leominster, 76, 293; Vis. Herefs. ed. Weaver, 21; APC, iv. 313; CJ, i. 69; Cam. Misc. ix(3), p. 18; PCC 32 Arundel.