DODDINGTON, Thomas (by 1491-1530/31), of Northampton.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1509-1558, ed. S.T. Bindoff, 1982
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Family and Education

b. by 1491. m. (1) Alice, (2) Margaret.2

Offices Held

Bailiff, Northampton 1512-13.3


Thomas Doddington’s origins are unknown, although his name probably comes from either Duddington or Great Doddington, Northamptonshire, and he may have been the first and last of his family in Northampton. A mercer by trade, he was assessed on £40 in goods for the subsidy of 1524, the second highest assessment in the borough. Little has come to light about him beyond his brief office-holding there and his Membership in 1523, but he could also have sat in either or both of the Parliaments of 1512 and 1515, for which the Northampton Members are unknown. By his will of 4 May 1530 Doddington asked to be buried in All Saints’, Northampton, and his charitable bequests included £10 for a pyx to be given to that church and to be made by ‘my brother Robert Long’. He left his house in the Old Drapery, Northampton, to his second wife Margaret with remainder to his kinswoman Alice Messenger alias Clerk and his lease of the George to Richard Lawrence. The will was proved on 30 Jan. 1531.4

Ref Volumes: 1509-1558

Author: S. M. Thorpe


  • 1. Bridges, Northants. i. 436.
  • 2. Date of birth estimated from first reference. PCC 1 Thower.
  • 3. Recs. Northampton, ed. Cox and Markham, ii. 559.
  • 4. E179/155/138; PCC 1 Thower.