DUFFIELD, Thomas (1492/93-1579), of East Grinstead, Suss.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1509-1558, ed. S.T. Bindoff, 1982
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Nov. 1554

Family and Education

b. 1492/93. m. Alice, 2s. at least 1da.2

Offices Held


Thomas Duffield reported his long association with East Grinstead before a special commission of the duchy of Lancaster held there in 1567, ‘being there born and all the days of his life (for the most part) hath there inhabited’. In electing him as its senior Member to the third Marian Parliament the borough thus complied with the Queen’s directive for the return on that occasion of resident Members, and in so far as he was not among t