PORTER, Sir Thomas (1537-98), of Newent and Alvington, Glos.

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. 1537, 2nd but 1st surv. s. of Arthur Porter by his 1st w. m. c.1558, Anne, da. of Richard Denys of Cold Ashton, Glos., 2s. 2da. suc. fa. 1559. Kntd. 1574.

Offices Held

Sheriff, Glos. 1581-2, collector of loan 1589.


Considering his status as knight of the shire, his knighthood and his serving as sheriff, the question that has to be asked about Porter is why his name is not to be found on the lists of members of the commission of the peace. Perhaps the answer lies in his religion, though he was appointed to a numb