THROCKMORTON, John II, of Lypiatt, nr. Stroud, 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

m. c.1580, Juliana (d.1581), wid. of Thomas Wye of Dowdeswell, Glos.

Offices Held

J.p. Glos. from c.1591, q. by 1596.


The above identification is based upon two assumptions—that the 1601 knight of the shire lived in Gloucestershire, and that it was the same John Throckmorton who was elected in 1601 and in 1604. This rules out John Throckmorton of Tortworth, son of Sir Thomas Throckmorton, and grandson of the Sir Richard Berkeley whose death caused the 1604 by-election, as John Throckmorton of Tortworth was certainly dead by 1607, and probably died, while still a boy, before 1591, whereas the 1604 Gloucestershire MP appears in the proceedings of the Commons as late as 1611. The 1601 MP is not mentioned by name in the journals, but, as a knight of the shire, he could