THOROLD, William (d. by 1594), of Marston, Lincs.

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

2nd s. of Anthony Thorold of Biankney Blankney and Marston by his 1st w. Margaret, da. of Henry Sutton of Wellingore. educ. G. Inn ?1577. m. Frances, da. of Sir Robert Tyrwhitt of Kettleby, 2s. 4da.

Offices Held

?Gent. usher to 4th Earl of Rutland to 1588.

J.p. Lincs. (Kesteven) from c.1583.


Thorold no doubt came in for Grantham through the influence of his father, the recorder. The 3rd Earl of Rutland, who had asked the borough for a nomination, was told that Arthur Hall and William Thorold ‘gentlemen ... such as you may command in any lawful matter’, had already been elected. It must have been an uneasy partnership, in view of the uproar in 1582 between Hall and Thorold’s father. Thorold died v.p. at an unascertained date.

Lincs. Peds. (Harl. Soc. lii), 983; HMC Ancaster, 10; HMC Rutland, i. 143, 170, 242, 248.

Ref Volumes: 1558-1603

Author: J.J.C.