PERCY, Thomas, of Islington and Stanwell, Mdx.
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Family and Education
Prob. of Percy fam. of Shaftesbury, Dorset, poss. s. of George Percye of Rushton by Elizabeth, da. of Henry Ashley. educ. ?G. Inn 1544. m. Joan, da. of Richard Patten alias Wainfleet, wid. of William Streete.
Escheator, Kent and Mdx. 1551-2.
If the above parentage is correct, this man was the grandson of John Percy who sat for Shaftesbury in 1491, and was admitted to Gray’s Inn in 1544 at the same time as his brother Edward Percy. But he is a shadowy figure, not the only one of his name; and it is not known how he came to sit for Plympton. Some connexion can be traced with the 2nd Earl of Bedford, who had influence at Plympton. On the other hand Percy also had connexions with the 1st Earl of Pembroke, who owned lands in Islington where Percy was living in 1563.
Percy was dead by 1566, being replaced by Edmund Wiseman in that session of the 1563 Parliament.
Hutchins, Dorset, iv. 74; PCC 10 Wrastley; Mdx. Peds. (Harl. Soc. lxv), 66; C142/135/72; Roberts thesis; Mdx. County Recs. ed. Jeaffreson, i.46.
Ref Volumes: 1558-1603
Author: P. W. Hasler
- 1. Did not serve for the full duration of the Parliament.