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Thomas Monk

Thomas Monk

English politician
Thomas Monk
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Intro English politician
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From United Kingdom
Type Politics
Gender male
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Sir Thomas Monke (1570–1627) of Potheridge, Devon, was Member of Parliament for Camelford, Cornwall, in 1626. He was the father of George Monck, 1st Duke of Albemarle (1608–70), KG.


Monke was the son of Anthony Monke of Potheridge, Devon and was baptised at Ashwater Devon on 9 April 1570. He matriculated at King's College, Cambridge at Easter 1587 and was admitted to the Inner Temple in 1590. He was knighted. In 1626 he was elected Member of Parliament for Camelford.

He married Elizabeth Smith, a daughter by his first marriage of Sir George Smith (died 1619) of Madworthy, near Exeter, Devon, a merchant who served as MP for Exeter in 1604, was three times Mayor of Exeter and was Exeter's richest citizen, possessing 25 manors. On her marriage Elizabeth received as a dowry from her father lands including the manor of Dolton, in respect of which she and her husband received a royal licence to alienate granted in 1619 by King James I. The charter, with the Great Seal of King James I appended, survives and is displayed in Dolton Church. By Elizabeth he had children including [George Monck, 1st Duke of Albemarle]] (1608–1670) KG.

Monke died at the age of about 57.

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