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