MYND, Thomas (1510-77), of Wallingford, Berks.; later of London.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1558-1603, ed. P.W. Hasler, 1981
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b. 8 July 1510, 2nd s. of Richard Mynd of Myndtown, Salop by his 2nd w. Ankeret, da. of John Leighton of Church Stretton, Salop. m. Anne, ?da. of Martin Dockwra and sis. of Edmund Dockwra of Chamberhouse, Berks., s.p.1

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Mynd had left Shropshire for Berkshire by April 1550, probably on his marriage. By 1559 he owned property in Wallingford, which returned him to Elizabeth’s first Parliament. On 21 Feb. 1559 he was licensed to be absent from the Commons, ‘for his special business at the assizes’. Moving to London, he probably practised as a civil lawyer. He died 7 Feb. 1577, and was buried at St. Faith’s under St. Paul’s, next to Thomas Dockwra, presumably a member of his wife’s family, who was a notary and proctor of the arches. His will has a long preamble asking the Trinity to assist him ‘in the bitter conflict of death against the assaults of my ghostly enemy’. He hoped to be among ‘the elect children of salvation’.2

Ref Volumes: 1558-1603

Author: Alan Harding


  • 1. H. Owen and J. B. Blakeway, Hist. Shrewsbury, ii. 123; Vis. Salop (Harl. Soc. xxix), 370; PCC 6 Daughtry; S. Barfield, Thatcham, Berks. ii. 250-1.
  • 2. CPR, 1549-51, p. 201; 1555-7, p. 214; PCC 6 Daughtry; CJ, i. 55; I.T. Recs. i. 169; Dugdale, Old St. Paul’s (1818), p. 79.