TEMPLE, Thomas (1567-1637), of Burton Dassett, Warws.

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

bap. 9 Jan. 1567, 1st s. of John Temple of Burton Dassett by Susan, da. and h. of Thomas Spencer of Everdon, Northants. educ. Univ. Coll. Oxf. 1582; L. Inn 1584. m. c.1595, Hester, da. of Miles Sandys of Latimer, Bucks., 3s. 10da. suc. fa. 9 May 1603. Kntd. 1603; cr. Bt. 1611.

Offices Held

Sheriff, Oxon. 1606-7, Bucks. 1616-17, Warws. 1620-1.


Of a family established in Warwickshire since the reign of Henry VI, Temple’s only appearance in Parliament was owed to the influence of the Sandys family, into which he was to marry a few years later. Temple bought the estate of Stowe, Buckinghamshire, in 1590 and lived as a country gentleman, purchasing a baronetcy in 1611. His will, made on 4 Feb. 1633, was proved by a younger son, Miles, on 13 Mar. 1637. Temple died 10 Feb. 1637; the heir was his son, Sir Peter.

C142/281/93, 575/142; G. Lipscomb, Bucks. iii. 85-6; VCH Bucks. iii. 486; iv. 232, 241, 464; VCH Oxon. vi. 119, 122; PCC 32 Bolein, 46 Goare.

Ref Volumes: 1558-1603

Author: A. M. Mimardière