FANSHAWE, Thomas II (1580-1631), of Jenkins, Barking, Essex.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1558-1603, ed. P.W. Hasler, 1981
Available from Boydell and Brewer



Family and Education

b. 1580, 2nd s. of Thomas Fanshawe I of Derbys. and Ware Park, Herts. by his 2nd w.; half-bro. of Henry Fanshawe II. educ. Queens’, Camb. 1590, BA c.1595; I. Temple 1595, called 1606, bencher 1614. m. 1604, Anne (d.1638), da. of Urias Babington, draper of London, 3s. (2 d.v.p.). suc. fa. to Jenkins 1601. Kntd. 1624; KB 1626.

Offices Held

Auditor of north parts, duchy of Lancaster 1600; j.p. Essex by 1608.


Like his father, Fanshawe entered government service. Whether he owed his return to Parliament for Bedford to a legal or professional connexion or to William Butler I is not known. In James I’s reign his duchy office ensured his repeated returns for Lancaster. He died intestate at his Inner Temple chambers 17 Dec. 1631.

H. C. Fanshawe, Hist. Fanshawe Fam. 24, 25; Vis. Essex (Harl. Soc. xiii), 194; Somerville, Duchy, i. 439; SP14/33; PCC 20 Woodhall; C142/482/60.

Ref Volumes: 1558-1603

Author: J.H.