MILDMAY, Thomas III (c.1573-1626), of Moulsham, Essex.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1558-1603, ed. P.W. Hasler, 1981
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Family and Education

b. c.1573, 1st s. of (Sir) Thomas Mildmay II of Moulsham by his 1st w. Frances, da. of Henry Radcliffe, 2nd Earl of Sussex. educ. Queens’, Camb. 1589, Corpus Christi 1590. m. (1) Elizabeth, da. of (Sir) John Puckering, s.p.; (2) Ann, da. of Sir John Savile or Savill. Kntd. 1603; suc. fa. 1608; cr. Bt. 1611.

Offices Held

J.p. Essex from 1591, sheriff 1608-9.


Mildmay was returned unopposed to Parliament for Maldon through his father’s influence. The chamberlain’s accounts for 1593 show the charges ‘about the eating of the buck given to the town by the right worshipful Sir Thomas Mildmay ... in the entertaining of Mr. Thomas Mildmay’. It was apparently intended to put him up again in February 1604, but in the event he was not returned. He appears not to have enjoyed the confidence of his father, who, in his will dated 1606, adjured his second son Henry ‘not to follow or incline to his elder brother Thomas and his vain and unthrifty courses’.

He died on 13 Feb. 1626 and was succeeded by his brother Henry. The 1593 Maldon Member is not to be confused with a namesake of Springfield, Essex, who died in 1613.

W. Berry, Essex Genealogies, 150; C142/309/194; 733/3; Essex RO, DB, 3/3/270; PCC 108 Windebanck; PCC admon. act bk. 1626, f. 68.

Ref Volumes: 1558-1603

Author: J.H.