POOLE, Sir Henry (c.1541-1616), of Sapperton, Glos.

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

Dates

Family and Education

b. c.1541, 1st s. of Sir Giles Poole by his 1st w. educ. I. Temple 1562. m. Anne, da, of Sir William Wroughton of Broad Hinton, Wilts., 3s. 4da. Kntd. 1587; suc. fa. 1589.

Offices Held

J.p. Glos. from c.1573, eccles. commr. 1574, sheriff 1588, 1603, subsidy commr. 1593, commr. for restraint of grain; member, council in marches of Wales (and j.p. many border counties) 1594.

Biography

Poole increased his inherited estates by judicious purchases of land and advowsons. Before 1585 he had bought the manor of Pinbury, in 1601 he paid £1,320 to the Berkeleys for the manor and advowson of Daglingworth, and the same year he bought the manor of Edgworth. Shortly before his death he paid the Danvers family £2,600 for the manors of Cirencester Oakley, Siddington Peter and Siddington Mary.1

Throughout his life Poole was active in local affairs. In 1578 he was one of those who brought to the notice of the Privy Council ‘a sect of disordered persons, using to assemble together in a desola