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Thomas Fleetwood

Thomas Fleetwood

English politician
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Intro English politician
Occupations Politician
Gender male
Birth 1518
Death 1570
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Biography

Thomas Fleetwood (1517/18–1570), of London, The Vache, Chalfont St. Giles, Buckinghamshire and Rossall, Lancashire, was an English politician. He was a member of parliament, a judge, and Master of the Royal Mint under King Henry VIII.

Biography

Fleetwood was a Member (MP) of the Parliament of England for Preston in March 1553 and for Buckinghamshire in 1563. He originated from Heskin, Lancashire and purchased the manor of the Vache in Chalfont, Buckinghamshire in 1564. He was granted the family's arms on 4 July 1548, which is still used by the family.

His second wife was Bridget, the youngest child of Sir John Spring of Lavenham, Suffolk, with whom he had seven sons and seven daughters.

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