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Thomas Rouse

Thomas Rouse English politician

English politician
Thomas Rouse
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Intro English politician
A.K.A. Thomas Rous, Thomas Rouse
Was Politician
From England United Kingdom
Type Politics
Gender male
Birth 27 March 1608
Death 26 May 1676 (aged 68 years)
Family
Father: John Rouse
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Biography

Sir Thomas Rouse, 1st Baronet (27 March 1608 – 26 May 1676) was an English politician who sat in the House of Commons variously between 1654 and 1660.
Rouse was the son of Sir John Rouse of Rouse Lench, Worcestershire who was MP in 1626. He matriculated at Brasenose College, Oxford on 20 October 1626 and was awarded BA from Corpus Christi, Oxford on 31 January 1628. Also in 1628, he entered Middle Temple. He was created Baronet Rouse of Rouse Lench on 23 July 1641.
Rouse was added to the Committee for Worcestershire in 1645 and was High Sheriff of Worcestershire in 1648. In 1654, he was elected Member of Parliament for Worcestershire in the First Protectorate Parliament. He was an assessment commissioner in 1656 and was also Custos Rotulorum in 1656.
In 1660, Rouse was elected MP for Evesham in the Convention Parliament. He became a J.P. on 10 July 1660.
Rouse died at the age of 67 and was buried at Rouse Lench,where there is an monument.
Rouse married firstly Jane Ferrers daughter of Sir John Ferrers of Tamworth Castle, secondly Frances Murray daughter of David Murray and thirdly Ann.

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