HALES, Thomas (c.1515-85 or later), of Thanington, nr. Canterbury, Kent.

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

b. c.1515, yr. s. of John Hales I of Canterbury. m. (1) Joan, da. of Clement Holwey of Hythe, 1s. 3da.; (2) by 1552, Alice, da. of Humphrey Evyas, 1s. 1da.2

Offices Held

Commr. relief, Kent 1550; j.p. 1558/59-d.3


On 19 Sept. 1547 Thomas Hales of Thanington beside Canterbury, gentleman, was admitted and sworn to the liberties of Canterbury, ‘for the which he paid nothing because he was son of John Hales, one of the barons of the King’s Exchequer and freeman of the said city before the birth of the said Thomas’. At this time Thomas Hales was probably about 30: one of his brothers had been born in 1510 and his eldest surviving brother was admitted to the freedom of Canterbury in 1533, when he can hardly have been less than 21. Thomas Hales’s admission must therefore