PORTER, Thomas (by 1482-1522), of Gloucester.

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. by 1482.2

Offices Held

Sheriff, Gloucester 1503-4, 1509-10, mayor 1511-12, alderman 1516-d.; commr. subsidy 1512, 1514.3


The christian name Thomas was a popular one in the Porter family of Gloucestershire, and this Member is not to be confused with a namesake of Newent, who was the grandfather of Arthur Porter and died before 1510. Thomas Porter of Gloucester was a minor beneficiary under the will dated 1503 of Thomas Lane’s father. Otherwise, little has been discovered about his career. Between the two sessions of the Parliament, Porter and his fellow-Member John Pakington appointed the collectors for the subsidy which they had helped to grant. Porter died on 22 Mar. 1522.4

Ref Volumes: 1509-1558

Author: A. D.K. Hawkyard


  • 1. E179/279/3, m. 23.
  • 2. Date of birth estimated from first reference.
  • 3. S. Rudder, New Hist. Glos. 115; T. D. Fosbroke, Gloucester (1819), 208; Statutes, iii. 82, 118; Gloucester Guildhall 1375, f. 28.
  • 4. Bristol and Glos. Arch. Soc. Trans. iv. 223; lxxxvii. 198; PCC 9 Holgrave; E179/279/3, m. 23; Gloucester Guildhall 1375, f. 28.